UMC ranked as top local hospital

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Honors for Tucson's University Medical Center.

It's the top ranked local hospital in U.S. News and World Report's 22nd annual rankings.

Two specialties in particilar, geriatrics and cardiology and heart surgery earn high marks.

Also 44 UMC doctors are included on the list of top docs, including the surgeons who worked on victims of the January Safeway shootings, Peter Rhee, Michael Lemole and Randall Friese.