The rankings, which analyze more than 5,000 medical centers and survey responses from more than 30,000 physicians, also recognized Clearwaters Morton Plant Hospital (eighth-best hospital in the state) and Tampas St. Josephs Hospital (No. 13).
The rankings compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.
U.S. News released its 2018-19 rankings of children's hospitals in June.
University Hospitals was ranked second in OH, with 10 nationally ranked specialties.
It was also ranked as high-performing in nine common conditions and procedures, including abdominal aortic aneurysm fix, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement, knee replacement, and lung cancer surgery.