Mayo Tops Hospital List for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Again

Marcia Frellick

August 08, 2017

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, again this year dominated the rankings in US News & World Report on Best Hospitals for Diabetes and Endocrinology, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston again took second place.

However, the 2016–2017 third place spot saw a tie between Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and last year's third-place winner, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

Mayo received 100 of 100 in the diabetes and endocrinology scoring.

The rest of the top 10 were:

5. New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

6 (up from 14 last year). University of Colorado Hospital.

7. University of California at San Francisco Medical Center.

8 (tie). Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

10. (down from 7 last year) Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California,

Mayo also again this year topped the list of 20 honor roll hospitals, a distinction given to those that deliver exceptional treatment across many areas of care.

The rankings compare more than 4500 hospitals in the US, representing virtually all US nonfederal community medical centers. Rankings were separated for 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions.

For patients looking for the best care close to home, US News also ranked 535 best regional hospitals.

Rankings Based Mostly on Objective Data

Rankings, derived from more than 2600 metrics, are based primarily on measures that come with hard data such as readmission rates, volume, risk-adjusted survival, patient experience, and safety and quality of nursing.

In diabetes and endocrinology and 11 other specialties, results from the 3 most recent years of an annual survey of specialized physicians are also factored in. This year, more than 125,000 physicians were asked to name up to five hospitals they consider the best for difficult cases in their specialty.

"We know outcomes matter most, which is why US News is committed to publishing as much data as possible on patient outcomes," Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at US News, said in a press release.

Some changes were made to methodology this year. Among them were improvements to measuring socioeconomic status and measurement of those transferred from other hospitals. This change was made to avoid penalizing places that treat more low-income patients or who accept more high-risk cases from other hospitals.

A hospital qualified for consideration if it met any of four criteria: it was a teaching hospital; was linked with a medical school; had at least 200 staffed beds; or had at least 100 beds and offered at least four of eight advanced technologies such as a PET/CT scanner.

The full rankings, produced by US News with the research organization RTI International, are available free online.

US News & World Report. Best Hospitals for Diabetes & Endocrinology. Available here.

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