Johns Hopkins Ranks No. 3 Among Best Hospitals In The U.S.

Grant Boone
August 17, 2018

Carmichael's Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Sutter Roseville Medical Center claimed spots this year on U.S. News & World Report's rankings of best regional hospitals, knocking Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center off the list.

The 29th annual report ranked Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as the nation's best hospital in a list of 158 hospitals.

The University of Chicago Medical Center and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn both tied for fourth-place among top IL hospitals.

For its rankings, U.S. News assessed more than 4,500 hospitals across the country, according to a statement released by Loyola following the rankings.

Bronson ranked ninth in the state and Borgess ranked fourteenth. Those are: ear, nose and throat, cancer, gynecology, nephrology and orthopedics.

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If hospitals do not rank among the top 50 in a specialty, they receive marks such as high performing, average, below average, unranked, ineligible or no scorecard.

Harborview Medical Center was nationally ranked in urology (32) and high performing in pulmonary services and orthopedics. "These achievements are a direct result of the exceptional health care our nurses, physicians and employees provide our patients every single day". "We don't seek out awards or praise, but it certainly is rewarding to be recognized in the U.S. News Best Hospitals edition, because it's a credible, independent assessment that validates the compassion, care and talent of our outstanding healthcare providers for what they do to help our patients".

Memorial Hermann hospitals making the Top 10 statewide ranking include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital at No. 6 and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center at No. 10.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. UCH is also ranked among the nation's best in 11 specialties including No. 1 in pulmonology. The other hospital was Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, which ranked in the top 50 for diabetes and endocrinology.

Out of almost 5,000 hospitals analyzed nationwide, Penn Medicine is among only 20 institutions to be named to the publication's 2018-2019 Honor Roll. "These rankings also speak to nationally-renowned experts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus who provide excellent patient care and research, helping transform the future of medicine".

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