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UMC ranked one of nation's best pulmonary hospitals

University Medical Center is the 48th best hospital in the country the treatment of pulmonary disease, says U.S. News & World Report.

The news magazine's 2010-11 Best Hospitals edition ranked thousands of U.S. hospitals in various treatment areas.

Pulmonology is the treatment of disease of the lungs, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

"We're proud to see UMC included again this year among U.S. News' Best Hospitals," said Kevin Burns, UA Healthcare's interim president, in a news release. "It's a testament to the quality and experience of our physicians, nurses and entire staff."

Three other Arizona hospitals - all in the Phoenix area - made the rankings:

  • St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix was ranked eighth for neurology, the highest rank for any Arizona hospital in any category.
  • Banner Good Samaritan was ranked 33rd for heart and heart surgery, 35th for gynecology, and 37th for diabetes and endocrinology.
  • Scottsdale's Mayo Clinic was 26th for gastroenterology, 37th for kidney disorders and 45th for diabetes and endocrinology.

The top-ranked hospital for adults is Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. For the little ones, top marks were given to Children's Hospital in Boston.

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