Cleveland Clinic Remains Top Cardiology, Heart Surgery Hospital

Megan Brooks

July 30, 2019

There has been no change in the nation's top five hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery, according to US News & World Report latest rankings released today.

The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio is once again the top hospital for cardiology and heart surgery in the United States. The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, once again holds the number two spot, while Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, sits at number three. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell in New York City is number four and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston continues to hold the number five spot.

Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City takes the number six spot this year, up from number 10 last year, while Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago sits at number seven (same as last year).

UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles is number eight on US News' list of top hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston is number nine, and Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California rounds out the top 10.

The rankings highlight hospitals delivery of "exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care," the magazine says.

US News & World Report Top 20 Cardiology and Heart-Surgery Hospitals
1. Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
3. Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles
4. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell, New York City
5. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
6. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City
7. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
8. UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
9. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
10. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, California
11. Keck Hospital of USC, Los Angles
12. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
13. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
14. Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
15. NYU Langone Hospitals, New York City
16. Houston Methodist Hospital
17. UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California
18. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia
19. Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak, Michigan
20. North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York

"In the three decades since US News began evaluating hospitals, we periodically have revamped our measures to enhance the decision support our rankings and ratings provide to patients," Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at the magazine, said in a statement.

"This year we revised the methodology to incorporate new measures of patient-centered care and to enhance how we account for differences in hospitals' patient populations. The new model provides a more comprehensive assessment that is useful to patients, families, and their medical professionals," added Harder.

Because of the changes in methodology this year, US News advises against making comparisons to past numerical rankings.

Overall, across all specialties, US News named Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, as the top hospital on the honor roll for the fourth consecutive year, followed by Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell, New York City.

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center continues to be the best hospital for cancer and the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, is number one in orthopedics.

The 2019/20 rankings compared more than 4500 hospitals across 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions. This year, 165 hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one specialty (compared with 158 last year), and 569 hospitals were ranked among the best regional hospitals in a state or metro area on the basis of their performance in delivering complex and common 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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