March 29, 2011 — US News & World Report today released its first-ever ranking of hospitals within 52 metropolitan areas.
In greater Chicago, Illinois, for example, Northwestern Memorial Hospital tops the list of 46 ranked institutions. In the Denver, Colorado, metro area, first place belongs to the University of Colorado Hospital, followed by 13 others.
The magazine based these metro bragging rights on the same data and methods that produce its annual "Best Hospital" rankings, which are released during the summer. Of the 600-plus institutions in the metro rankings, 132 are among the 152 already identified by US News last year as the best.
In a press release, US News stated that it created the metro rankings to help consumers find a good, all-around hospital in their community and health insurance network.
"These are hospitals capable of providing first-rate care for the majority of patients, even for those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures," said US News editor Avery Comarow.
To produce its metro rankings, US News firstpicked hospitals that met its standards for patient volume and other important measures. It then selected facilities that scored in the top 25% in at least 1 of 16 medical specialties, such as oncology or orthopaedics, and ranked those located in metropolitan areas of 1 million residents or more. The metro rankings reflect the number of specialties for which a facility was nationally ranked as well as the number of specialties in which it was among the top 25% nationwide.
The metro rankings indicate whether a hospital is ranked nationally or considered a high performer in a given specialty. They also include the top children’s hospital in the area.
The magazine will update its metro ranking this July when it publishes its national hospital rankings for 2011-2012.
|Metropolitan Area||Top-Ranked Hospital|
|Atlanta||Emory University Hospital|
|Austin||Seton Medical Center|
|Baltimore||Johns Hopkins Hospital|
|Birmingham, AL||University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham|
|Boston||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Buffalo||Roswell Park Cancer Institute|
|Charlotte, NC||Carolinas Medical Center|
|Chicago||Northwestern Memorial Hospital|
|Columbus, OH||Ohio State University Hospital|
|Dallas||University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Denver||University of Colorado Hospital|
|Hartford, CT||Hartford Hospital|
|Jacksonville, FL||Mayo Clinic|
|Kansas City||University of Kansas Hospital|
|Las Vegas||Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center|
|Los Angeles||Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center|
|Louisville, KY||Jewish Hospital|
|Memphis||Methodist Hospitals of Memphis|
|Miami||University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital|
|Minneapolis||University of Minnesota Medical Center|
|Nashville||Vanderbilt University Medical Center|
|New Orleans||Ochsner Medical Center|
|New York||New York–Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell|
|Oklahoma City||Baptist Medical Center of Oklahoma|
|Philadelphia||Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Phoenix||Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center|
|Pittsburgh||UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center|
|Portland, OR||Oregon Health and Science University|
|Providence, RI||Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island|
|Raleigh-Durham, NC||Duke University Medical Center|
|Richmond, VA||Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center|
|Riverside, CA||Loma Linda University Medical Center|
|Rochester, NY||University of Rochester Medical Center|
|Sacramento, CA||University of California–Davis Medical Center|
|Salt Lake City||University of Utah Health Care|
|San Antonio||University Hospital|
|San Diego||University of California–San Diego Medical Center|
|San Francisco||University of California–San Francisco Medical Center|
|San Jose, CA||Stanford Hospital and Clinics|
|Seattle||University of Washington Medical Center|
|St. Louis||Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University|
|Tampa||Tampa General Hospital|
|Tucson, AZ||University Medical Center|
|Virginia Beach, VA||Sentara Norfolk General Hospital|
|Washington, DC||Washington Hospital Center|
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