Mayo Clinic Remains Top Neurology, Neurosurgery Hospital

Megan Brooks

August 10, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked the best hospital for adult neurology and neurosurgery care in the United States, according to the 2017–2018 US News & World Report annual ranking.

The Mayo Clinic received an overall score of 100 out of 100.

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, ranked second in neurology and neurosurgery this year, the same as last year, receiving an overall score of 92 out of 100.

Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston moved up to take the number 3 spot this year, with a score of 85.8 out of 100, bumping last year's number 3, New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, to number 4, with a score of 85.3 out of 100.

Rounding out the top 5 hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery is UCSF Medical Center, with a score of 84.7.

US News & World Report Top 20 Neurology and Neurosurgery Hospitals, 2017–2018

  1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

  2. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

  3. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

  4. New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City

  5. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, California

  6. Cleveland Clinic, Ohio

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

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

  9. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

  10. NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City

  11. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

  12. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia

  13. Stanford Health Care/Stanford Hospital, California

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

  15. St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  16. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City

  17. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

  18. Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas

  19. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

  20. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

US News & World Report estimates that each year nearly 2 million hospital inpatients face the prospect of surgery or specialty care that poses unusual technical challenges or significantly heightened risk for death or harm because of age, physical condition, or existing conditions. The magazine started ranking hospitals in 1990 to help patients make more informed health-related decisions.

This year, a total of 4658 community hospitals were assessed, along with 16 specialties. The methods are largely based on objective measures, such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Overall, across all specialties, US News & World Report named Mayo Clinic as the top hospital on the honor roll, followed by the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital. The honor roll is a distinction awarded to 20 hospitals that deliver "exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care," the magazine says.

More information on the US News & World Report best hospitals report is available on the magazine's website.

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