Mayo Clinic takes No. 1 hospital spot

July 15, 2014 in Medical Technology

For the first time, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., claimed the No. 1 spot on U.S. News’ annual list of top hospitals, edging out Massachusetts General. Johns Hopkins Hospital, which in 2012 lost a 21-year first-place ranking, came in at No. 3.

The 2014-15 rankings from U.S. News cover nearly 5,000 U.S. medical centers across 16 medical specialties from cancer to urology. Hospitals with very high scores in at least six specialties earned a spot on the Honor Roll. Just 17 hospitals made this year’s list.

The honor roll:

1.  Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
2.  Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
3.  Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
4.  Cleveland Clinic
5.  UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
6.  New York Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, N.Y.
7.  Hospitals of the University of Pennsyulvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia
8.  UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
9.  Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
10. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
11. University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
12. Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles (tie)
12. UPMC – Univesity of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh (tie)
14. Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
15. NYU Langone Medical Center, New York
16. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
17. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York ranks first in cancer. Cleveland Clinic tops the cardiology heart surgery rankings. And the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York is No. 1 in orthopedics.

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