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U.S. News Releases 'Best Hospitals' Rankings

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 20, 2011

The annual U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings generate significant marketing power for institutions that earn high honors. Just ask leadership at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

For the 21st straight year, Hopkins has been named the nation's top hospital in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2011-2012, placing first in five specialties and in the top five in 10 other categories.

"No matter how historic or iconic, a building is merely bricks and mortar. It's the dedicated people within that building who make it truly great," Edward D. Miller, MD, dean and CEO of Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, said in a joint statement.

"It's our caring nurses and staff, the school of medicine's faculty physicians, residents and fellows, and our many community physicians, all of whom dedicate themselves daily to providing the finest care to their patients. You are at the center of our continual search for better treatment, better answers and better discoveries. Our Hospital is exceptional because our people are exceptional."

The other Top Five finishers on the magazine's Honor Roll include at No. 2 Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston; No. 3 Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, No. 4 Cleveland Clinic; and No. 5 Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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4 comments on "U.S. News Releases 'Best Hospitals' Rankings"


Mike (7/21/2011 at 11:39 PM)
Kaiser Permanente is the best health care provider in the country. Now they single out hospitals, that is fine, they should also and maybe they do list the best providers such as Kaiser.

Pat Combs (7/21/2011 at 7:11 PM)
We all know those first 5 are good but what about the rest?

Harry Willis (7/21/2011 at 8:42 AM)
Hello, I think it is a great thing to make the list of America's top ranked hospitals but I think all that made the list should be recognized as well.