Saturday, July 03, 2004

The 14 Best Hospitals in the U.S.A.

The leading hospital in the United States is The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., according to the 2004 ranking of American hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The is the 14th consecutive year that Johns Hopkins has led the list.

The Associated Press reports that the rankings are based on a survey of doctors nationwide, which collected their opinions on hospital reputations in 17 medical specialties and an analysis of indicators such as death rates, technology, and nurse staffing. Johns Hopkins ranked in the top 10 in 16 of the 17 categories, including first in gynecology, otolaryngology, and urology, and second in geriatrics, kidney disease, neurology/neurosurgery, ophthalmology, and rheumatology.

The best 14 hospitals in the United States:
1. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
2. The Mayo Clinic
3. Massachusetts General Hospital
4. The Cleveland Clinic
5. UCLA Medical Center
6. Duke University Medical Center and the University of California San Francisco (tie)
8. Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis
9. New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the University of Washington Medical Center (tie)
11. University of Michigan Medical Center
12. Brigham and Women's Hospital
13. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
14. Stanford Hospital and Clinics in California

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