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Best Hospitals in the USA

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of the best hospitals in the U.S. for 2010-11. So which hospital received the most points and ranked the highest in this year’s list? Once again, it’s Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, which has held the No. 1 spot for the last 20 years.

Out of nearly 5,000 hospitals reviewed, only 152 made the cut. Each of these hospitals appears in the rankings for at least one of the 16 specialties, ranging from cancer to diabetes to heart surgery. Scores were based on objective and subjective measures such as death rates, patient safety, and reputation. U.S. News says it publishes the Best Hospitals list each year to help patients who need high-stakes care because of the complexity of their condition.
U.S. News and World Report has published its 2010-11 list of America 's best hospitals.
These 14 hospitals, in order by most points overall, made the “honor roll” list for ranking near the top in at least six of the specialties:
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 1. Johns Hopkins Hospital ( Baltimore , Md. )
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 2. Mayo Clinic ( Rochester , Minn. )
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 3. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 4. The Cleveland Clinic
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 5. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 6. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 7. University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 8. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 9. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 10. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 11. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 12. University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 13. UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 14. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
The list is based on various factors, including: the hospitals' reputation among board-certified physicians; quality-of-care measures such as ratio of nurses to patients; and in-hospital death rates for Medicare patients after taking into consideration the severity of the patients' illness.
Specialty Rankings
The magazine also ranked hospitals for 16 specialties. And here are the No. 1 hospitals in each specialty category:
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 1. Cancer: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 2. Diabetes & Endocrinology: Mayo Clinic, Rochester
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 3. Ear, Nose & Throat: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 4. Gastroenterology: Mayo Clinic, Rochester
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 5. Geriatrics: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 6. Gynecology: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 7. Heart & Heart Surgery: Cleveland Clinic
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 8. Kidney Disorders: Mayo Clinic, Rochester
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 9. Neurology & Neurosurgery: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 10. Ophthalmology: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 11. Orthopedics: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 12. Psychiatry: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 13. Pulmonology: National Jewish Health, Denver
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 14. Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 15. Rheumatology: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) 16. Urology: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
To see the entire list and a detailed description of the analysis in the specialties, visit the U.S. News website at: US News - Health
Source: WebMD
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