Mayo Clinic Again Named Best Hospital in US for Gynecology

Marcia Frellick

July 27, 2021

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, again this year ranked as the top hospital for gynecology, according to US News and World Report, which released its annual rankings today.

The top five hospitals for gynecology were the same this year and were in the same order. In second place again this year was Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York City, followed by the Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts, and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas.

Rounding out the top 10 were (6) Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia; (7) the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital; (8) Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland; and Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, and Stanford Health Care –Stanford Hospital, in Palo Alto, California, which tied for the ninth spot.

US News compared more than 4750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties. Of those, 531 were recognized as Best Regional Hospitals on the basis of their strong performance in multiple areas of care.

In 12 of the specialties, including gynecology, rankings are determined by a data-driven analysis that combines performance measures in structure, process, and outcomes. Rankings in three other specialties ― ophthalmology, psychiatry, and rheumatology ― rely on expert opinion alone, according to the US News methodology report.

The top 20 hospitals overall were also named to the Honor Roll.

Mayo Clinic was again no. 1 on the honor roll, a ranking it has held for 6 years in a row, according to a press release.

In other top specialties, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ranked no. 1 in cancer; the Cleveland Clinic is no. 1 in cardiology and heart surgery; and the Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York City, is no. 1 in orthopedics.

A full list of rankings is available on the magazine's website.

Marcia Frellick is a freelance journalist based in Chicago. She has previously written for the Chicago Tribune and and was an editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the St. Cloud (Minnesota) Times. Follow her on Twitter at @mfrellick.

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