GAINESVILLE, Fla. -

Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville, has been named one of the top medical facilities in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

The magazine’s annual rankings places Shands nationally in seven adult and seven pediatric specialties.

According to the magazine’s editors, the hospital is “among 148 facilities — roughly 3 percent of the 4,793 analyzed for the latest Best Hospitals rankings — to be ranked in even one of the 16 specialties.”

Of the seven adult specialties, the hospital was ranked in the top 20 for urology, 31st in Pulmonology, 32nd in Neurology and Neurosurgery, 36th in Cancer, 37th in Nephrology, 41st in Gastroenterology, and 47th in heart and cardiology surgery.
Of the seven children’s specialties, it ranked highest in the treatment of Diabetes and Endocronology at 13th.

In the Orlando-area, Florida Hospital is ranked No. 1 ,with seven “nationally ranked specialties,” followed by Orlando Regional Medical Center and South Lake Hospital in Clermont.

In the magazine’s overall rankings for the state, Tampa General Hospital is ranked No. 1, followed by Florida Hospital and Shands in Gainesville, which tied for second.

Orlando Regional Medical Center is ranked No. 14 in the state, with nine “high-performing specialties.”

Shands at the University of Florida is a 939-bed general medical and surgical facility with 37,547 admissions “in the most recent year reported.”

It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).