US News & World Report has issued its 2015–2016 rankings for the best hospitals across 16 specialties, presenting information on 5,000 medical facilities from across the world. Now in its 26th year, the list evaluates facilities according to indicators such as patient volume, risk-adjusted survival rates, and adequacy of nurse staffing, the newspaper says. The list includes an Honor Roll of 15 hospitals most highly ranked in overall complex care, as well as the top 50 facilities within each specialty.
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston topped this year’s Honor Roll, the newspaper’s list of 15 US facilities that ranked at or near the top across six or more specialty areas. Of the more than 5,000 facilities included in the overall rankings, 137 were nationally ranked in one or more specialties. The hospitals on the 2015–2016 Honor Roll include:
1. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
3. (tie) Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
3. (tie) UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
5. Cleveland Clinic
6. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
7. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, New York
8. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
9. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia
10. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
11. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
12. NYU Langone Medical Center, New York
13. UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
14. Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina
15. Stanford Health-Stanford Hospital, Stanford, California
Additional noteworthy rankings include the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, ranked first in cancer care, and the Cleveland Clinic, the top placeholder for cardiology and heart surgery. Four Kaiser Permanente hospitals (in Los Angeles, Downey, Sacramento and San Francisco) also ranked among the top 50 facilities for four specialties: diabetes and endocrinology, cardiology and heart surgery, geriatrics and gynecology.
The full list of rankings is freely available at the US News & World Report website.