Friday, August 01, 2008

Hospitals: The Best of the Best

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5,453 hospitals, 16 specialties.

170 made the cut. Only 19 made the Honor Roll.

Each year U.S. News & World Report provides a terrific service by completing a thorough assessment of our nation's hospitals. This year they assessed over 5,400 facilities. Their analysis included an assessment of 16 specialties, including cancer, heart and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, psychiatry, and geriatric care.

The top fifty hospitals are ranked within each of the 16 specialties. Beyond the specialty rankings, a broader ranking allowed 19 hospitals to be included in this year's Honor Roll. To qualify a hospital had to receive high rankings in 6 or more of the specialty categories.

Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Mayo Clinic are this year's top 2 hospitals.

To view the full rankings, see this from U.S. News & World Report.


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