2017-18 Best Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, released the 2017-18 Best Hospitals rankings.

In their 28th year, the rankings and ratings compare more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.

For the second consecutive year, the Mayo Clinic claimed the No. 1 spot on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll. The Cleveland Clinic ranked No. 2, followed by Johns Hopkins Hospital at No. 3, up from No. 4 last year. The Honor Roll is a distinction awarded to 20 hospitals that deliver exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care.

This year a total of 152 hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one specialty. For patients seeking care close to home, U.S. News also recognized 535 Best Regional Hospitals, ranking them in state and metro based on their performance in both complex and common care.

In the specialty rankings, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ranked No. 1 in cancer, the Cleveland Clinic is No. 1 in cardiology & heart surgery and Hospital for Special Surgery is No. 1 in orthopedics.

The 2017-18 Best Hospitals Honor Roll

  1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  2. Cleveland Clinic
  3. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  4. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  5. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
  6. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
  7. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  8. New York-Presbyterian Hospital, N.Y.
  9. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, Stanford, Calif.
  10. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia
  11. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
  12. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
  13. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
  14. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Pittsburgh
  15. University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora
  16. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia
  17. Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
  18. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
  19. NYU Langone Medical Center, New York
  20. Mayo Clinic Phoenix

Top Five Best Hospitals in Selected Specialties

Top 5: Cardiology & Heart Surgery

  1. Cleveland Clinic
  2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  3. New York-Presbyterian Hospital, N.Y.
  4. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
  5. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Top 5: Cancer

  1. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  3. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  4. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, Boston
  5. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/University of Washington Medical Center

Top 5: Orthopedics

  1. Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
  2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  3. Cleveland Clinic
  4. Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia
  5. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago