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Five-Peat! Mayo Clinic Named Nation's Top Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for 5th Straight Year.

By John Commins  
   July 28, 2020

The 31st annual version of the widely read rankings features mostly the same top 20 hospitals that made the list in years past.

For the fifth straight year, Mayo Clinic sits atop the 20 Best Hospitals rankings published Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

The 31st annual version of widely read rankings, which emphasizes outcomes, patient experience and risk adjustment, featured mostly the same top 20 hospitals that make the list in year's past.

The hospitals were ranked on 26 adult specialties, including: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery,  ophthalmology, orthopedics, psychiatry, pulmonology and lung surgery, rehabilitation, rheumatology, and urology.

The study evaluated nearly every community hospital in the nation. Only 134 hospitals out of more than 4,500 were nationally ranked in one specialty, while 563 were ranked among the Best Regional Hospitals in a state or metro area based on their performance in delivering complex and common care, U.S. News said.

The data used in this year's rankings predates the COVID-19 pandemic and were not affected by the pandemic's impact on hospitals.

Here’s the 2020-21 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. The numbers in parentheses are the 2019-20 rankings.

1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (1)

2. Cleveland Clinic (4)

3. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore (3)

4. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell, New York ​(tie) (5)

4. UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles​ (tie) (6)

6. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (2)

7. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, San Francisco (8)

8. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco (7)

9. NYU Langone Hospitals, New York, N.Y. (9)

10. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago (10)

11. University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor (11)

12. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston (13)

13. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, California (12)

14. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York (14)

15. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia (18 tie)

16. Mayo Clinic-Phoenix (18 tie)

17. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

18. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis ​(tie)

18. Keck Medical Center of USC, Los Angeles ​(tie) (16)

20. Houston Methodist Hospital (18 tie)

John Commins is a content specialist and online news editor for HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.


KEY TAKEAWAYS

The 31st annual version of widely read rankings emphasizes outcomes, patient experience and risk adjustment.

The data used in this year's rankings predates the COVID-19 pandemic and were not affected by the pandemic's impact on hospitals.


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