UMC named Tucson's top hospital

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- University Medical Center ranks as Tucson's "top hospital" according to editors at US News and World Report.

The magazine praises UMC for high quality care in 12 specialties and singles out its Pulmonology Department as one of the nation's best.

In the local rankings, Northwest Medical Center and Tucson Medical Center tied for second.

Northwest Ear, Nose & Throat and Gastroenterology and TMC's Gynecology and Orthopedics programs get special mentions as "high performing."

And the Diabetes & Endocrinology care at Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital and Psychiatry Department at Sierra Tucson helped those hospitals tie for fourth locally.