Today, U.S. News released its 22nd annual Best Hospital rankings, singling out 720 hospitals out of around 5,000 nationwide. Only 17, or .003%, earned the coveted Honor Roll–which signifies the highest of medical excellence–with John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore topping the list.

By the way, aren’t all hospitals supposed provide that level of excellence across the board?

The rankings also identify the Best Hospitals in 94 of the largest metropolitan areas, a major expansion that covers nearly twice as many cities as in the past. They also include the Most Connected Hospitals, or those with the most advanced electronic medical records system.

For the first time, U.S. News named the top doctors at many of the best hospitals across the nation. Nearly 30,000 physicians will be highlighted and searchable by location and hospital affiliation, as well as across a wide range of specialities.

  1. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  2. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  3. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  6. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, N.Y.
  7. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
  8. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
  9. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
  10. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  11. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
  12. UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  13. University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
  14. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
  15. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
  16. Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
  17. Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif.
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