U.S. News Releases Hospital Rankings
U.S. News & World Report for the 16th consecutive year ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital first overall on the 17th annual list of "America's Best Hospitals," which appeared on Monday in the July issue of the magazine, the Baltimore Sun reports. Hopkins also ranked first in the ear, nose and throat; gynecology; kidney disease; urology; and rheumatology specialties (Baltimore Sun, 7/7).
For the list, which included 176 hospitals in at least one specialty, U.S. News reviewed 5,189 facilities and ranked them in 16 specialties based on reputation among physicians, mortality rates and other factors related to quality of care, such as nurse-to-patient ratios.
The Mayo Clinic ranked second overall, and the Cleveland Clinic, which ranked in the top 10 in 11 specialties, ranked third overall and first in the heart and heart surgery specialty for the 12th consecutive year (Powell, Akron Beacon Journal, 7/7). In addition to Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic, three California hospitals appeared on the U.S. News "honor roll":
- UCLA Medical Center;
- University of California-San Francisco Medical Center; and
- Stanford Hospital and Clinics (U.S. News & World Report, July 2006).