Mayo Clinic Tops US News Best Hospital Ranking List

The 29th annual list is compiled to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care.

The Mayo Clinic, Minnesota earned the top spot on US News & World Report’s rank of Best Hospitals for the third consecutive year, and was among the Top 5 in selected specialties. The 29th annual list is compiled to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care, according to the magazine.

In compiling is rankings, US News & World Report had compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide across 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions. Following the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic placed second on the overall Best Hospitals list, and Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore is ranked third in the nation. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and the University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, placed fourth and fifth, respectively, rounding out the top five.

"For nearly 3 decades, US News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to health care consumers nationwide," said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at US News, in a prepared statement. "By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families, and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions, and specialties."

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