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Hansa D. Bhargava, MD
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:
This year, 18 hospitals earned a place on the Honor Roll, meaning they ranked very high in at least six specialties. They are:
The magazine also ranked top hospitals by specialty. They include:
CancerUniversity of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Cardiology and Heart SurgeryCleveland Clinic
Diabetes and EndocrinologyMayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Ear, Nose, and ThroatJohns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
Gastroenterology and GI SurgeryMayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
GeriatricsJohns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
GynecologyMayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
NephrologyMayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Neurology and NeurosurgeryJohns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
OphthalmologyBascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami
OrthopedicsHospital for Special Surgery, New York City
PsychiatryMcLean Hospital, Belmont, Mass.
PulmonologyMayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
RehabilitationRehabilitation Institute of Chicago
RheumatologyJohns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
UrologyJohns 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.
SOURCE:U.S. News & World Report: "U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013-14."
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