From taking x-rays to welcoming a newborn into this world, we never know when we’ll have to visit a hospital. But, at least there are hospitals that have a high rank if we do need to go to them; in fact, there are 20 such hospitals in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report. What’s more, the organization publishes annual rankings of the nation’s ‘Best Hospitals‘ to date.
Hospitals recognized regionally were either nationally ranked in one of the 12 specialties in which objective data primarily determine a hospital’s performance, or they received ratings of high performing in four or more of those specialties, procedures and conditions. The following hospitals made the grade:
1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
2. Cleveland Clinic
3. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
4. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
5. UCLA Medical Center
6. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
7. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
8. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
9. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia
10. NYU Langone Medical Center, New York
11. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
12. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Pittsburgh
13. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
14. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, Stanford, Calif.
15. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
16. Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
17. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
18. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
19. Houston Methodist Hospital
20. University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora
*Source: U.S. News & World Report