Mayo, Cleveland Clinic Lead US News Top Hospitals List

Megan Brooks

August 08, 2017

For the second consecutive year, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, claimed the number one spot in the annual honor roll of best hospitals published by US News and World Report.

The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio holds the number two spot in the annual honor roll, which highlights hospitals delivering "exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care," the magazine says.

Taking the third spot is Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, up from number four in last year's honor roll. Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston holds the number four spot, and the UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, California, ranks fifth.

2017-2018 Best Hospitals Honor Roll

  1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

  2. Cleveland Clinic, Ohio

  3. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

  4. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

  5. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco

  6. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor

  7. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

  8. New York–Presbyterian Hospital, New York

  9. Stanford Health Care–Stanford Hospital, California

  10. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania–Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia

  11. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

  12. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

  13. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

  14. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  15. University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora

  16. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  17. Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina

  18. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City

  19. NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City

  20. Mayo Clinic Phoenix, Arizona

In their 28th year, the rankings and ratings compare more than 4500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions.

In the 2017-2018 Best Hospitals: Specialty Rankings, as was the case last year, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center holds the number one spot in cancer, the Cleveland Clinic is number one in cardiology and heart surgery, and the Hospital for Special Surgery is number one in orthopedics.

Top Five for Cardiology and Heart Surgery

  1. Cleveland Clinic, Ohio

  2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

  3. New York–Presbyterian Hospital, New York City

  4. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

  5. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Top Five for Cancer

  1. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City

  3. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

  4. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts

  5. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/University of Washington Medical Center

Top Five for Orthopedics

  1. Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City

  2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

  3. Cleveland Clinic, Ohio

  4. Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  5. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

This year a total of 152 hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one specialty. US News also recognized 535 best regional hospitals, ranking them by state and metropolitan area on the basis of their performance in both complex and common care.

The Best Hospitals report is part of US News' patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care. The rankings are produced by US News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

More information on the US News best hospital report is available on the magazine's website.

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