U.S. News spotlights best hospitals
July 21, 2015 in Medical Technology
Mass General in Boston is No. 1 on the U.S. News World Report’s annual list of Best Hospitals rankings, reclaiming the top spot on the Honor Roll after falling to No. 2 last year. The list is the publication’s 26th edition. Best Hospitals includes information on nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country.
Massachusetts General Hospital, No. 2 last year, reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the Honor Roll, which highlights hospitals that are exceptional in numerous specialties. The Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and UCLA Medical Center follow at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is No. 1 in cancer care; the Cleveland Clinic is No. 1 in cardiology and heart surgery, and the Hospital for Special Surgery is No. 1 in orthopedics.
Best Hospitals features national rankings in 16 specialties. In the 2015-16 rankings, 137 U.S. hospitals performed well enough in complex care to be nationally ranked in one or more specialties. Just 15 of these qualified for a spot on the Honor Roll by ranking at or near the top in six or more specialties.
U.S. News also identified 520 Best Regional Hospitals, ranking them by state and metro area based on their performance in both complex and common care.
The 15 hospitals who made the honor roll and the best hospitals by specialties are listed on the next page.