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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Best Hospitals

July 18, 2013 -- Johns Hopkins Hospital regained its top spot on this year’s U.S. News & World Report list of best U.S. hospitals. The Baltimore hospital had held the top spot for 21 years until 2012, when Massachusetts General earned the title.

The rankings are based on several factors:

  • Patient survival looked at the hospital's success at keeping patients alive.
  • Reputation considered the opinions of 200 doctors in each specialty who were randomly selected and asked to list the hospitals they thought were best in their specialty for complex or difficult cases.
  • Patient safety score rated hospitals on how well they work to prevent the worst kinds of harmful mistakes.
  • Other factors looked at care-related aspects such as nurse staffing, technology, and other things linked to quality care.

This year, 18 hospitals earned a place on the Honor Roll, meaning they ranked very high in at least six specialties. They are:

  1. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  2. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  3. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  6. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
  7. (tie) New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, N.Y.
  8. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
  9. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
  10. UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  11. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  12. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
  13. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
  14. NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City
  15. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
  16. IU Health Academic Health Center, Indianapolis
  17. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia
  18. University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland

The magazine also ranked top hospitals by specialty. They include:

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Cardiology and Heart Surgery
Cleveland Clinic

Diabetes and Endocrinology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Ear, Nose, and Throat
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Neurology and Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City

McLean Hospital, Belmont, Mass.

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

For 12 of the 16 specialties included the list, U.S. News & World Report reviewed data drawn primarily from the federal government and the American Hospital Association.

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