Johns Hopkins Top U.S. Hospital for 17th Year
U.S. News & World Report for the 17th consecutive year ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital first overall on the 18th annual list of "America's Best Hospitals," which was released on Thursday, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Hopkins also ranked first in the ear, nose and throat; gynecology; urology; and rheumatology specialties (Baltimore Sun, 7/13).
To qualify for the rankings, a hospital either must be affiliated with a medical school, belong to the Council of Teaching Hospitals or offer a large amount of advanced services. Most of the lists are based on factors such as death rates, reputation and nursing services (Sixel, Houston Chronicle, 7/13).
The Mayo Clinic ranked second overall, UCLA Medical Center ranked third, Massachusetts General Hospital ranked fourth and the Cleveland Clinic was fifth (Baltimore Sun, 7/13).
Other California hospitals making the honor roll are:
- UC-San Francisco Medical Center (7);
- Stanford Hospitals and Clinics (15); and
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (17) (U.S. News & World Report, accessed 7/13).