Top Metro Hospitals Ranked by US News & World Report

March 29, 2011

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
Cincinnati University Hospital
Cleveland Cleveland Clinic
Columbus, OH Ohio State University Hospital
Dallas University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Denver University of Colorado Hospital
Detroit Beaumont Hospital
Hartford, CT Hartford Hospital
Houston Methodist Hospital
Indianapolis Clarian Health
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
Milwaukee Froedtert 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
Orlando Florida Hospital
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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