U.S. News and World Report releases top hospitals list

U.S. News and World Report has released its annual list of the country’s best hospitals, according to a press release.

The release states that U.S. News ranked hospitals in 16 different specialties.  In 12 of the 16 areas, data including mortality, and the ratio of nurses to patients, was examined, and a survey of physicians, who are asked to name hospitals they consider tops in their specialty, was also factored in.  The remaining four specialties, ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and rheumatology, were ranked on reputation only.

The Honor Roll this year:

  •   Johns Hopkins Hospital
  •   Massachusetts General Hospital
  •   Mayo Clinic
  •   Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
  •   Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  •   New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
  •   University of California-San Francisco Medical Center
  •   Brigham and Women's Hospital
  •   Duke University Medical Center
  •   Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  •   Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University
  •   UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  •   University of Washington Medical Center
  •   University of Michigan
  •   Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  •   Mount Sinai Medical Center
  •   Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Click here for the full report methodology and rankings.

(Sources: U.S. News and World Report, http://health.usnews.com, July 2011)