Hospitals can be ranked in a number of ways. They can be ranked nationally in various specialities such as cancer, or in specific procedures such as heart bypass surgery. This article lists the best five top hospitals judged by U.S. News based on their overall effectiveness and efficiency in patient care, as well as the quality of care provided, research done, and their state.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
The hospital is ranked nationally in 15 adult specialities and 9 pediatric ones. Unlike a lot of health institutions in the country, Mayo Clinic ensures that they have state of the art equipment in every department. Research and patient education and treatment has been one of their key areas of focus.
A unique fact about the Hospital is that all physicians have fixed salaries. Therefore, the physicals have monetary incentive to see more patients than they can comfortably handle. This allows patients to develop a positive rapport and relation with their doctor, and receive a superior quality of care without feeling hurried.
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
The hospital is recognized as one of the top medical centres in the US, nationally. The hospital is particularly known for its technological and management systems, as well as for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The hospital is ranked nationally in 14 adult specialities and 9 pediatric ones.
The Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, OH, is a multispecialty academic hospital. The hospital was established in 1921 and is owned and operated by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, an Ohio nonprofit corporation.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General or MGH) is the first and currently the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. It is also a biomedical research center.
MGH is ranked nationally in 16 adult specialities and 3 pediatric ones, and scored high in ensuring patient safety as well as demonstrated a commendable commitment to reducing accidents and mistakes. The MGH Trauma Center which evaluates and treats over 2600 trauma patients in a year, is the largest and oldest American College of Surgeons-verified Level One Trauma Center in New England.
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital, and its school of medicine are the oldest and founding institutions of modern American medicine. The hospital is also credited as being the birthplace of numerous modern medical traditions and practices in various specialities. The hospital is ranked in 15 adult specialities and 10 pediatric ones.
Johns Hopkins Hospital has been ranked as the top hospitals in America by U.S. News for 21 consecutive years (1991-2011) and still continues to be one of the greatest hospitals in the country.
These hospitals are the leading institutions in the country which continue to evolve medical practices. Any patient visiting these hospitals will be subjected to the best-in-class treatment available in the country.
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