Johns Hopkins Tops Hospital Rankings
Mayo Clinic, UCLA follow in US News rankings
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 16, 2009 11:08 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Johns Hopkins has been named America’s best hospital for the 19th year in a row, the Baltimore Sun reports. The closely followed US News & World Report rankings placed Hopkins first in rheumatology, urology, and ear, nose and throat; it was second in neurology and neurosurgery, geriatrics, gynecology, ophthalmology, and psychiatry. Rounding out the top three overall were the Mayo Clinic and the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

The rest of the top 10:

  1. Cleveland Clinic
  2. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  3. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
  4. University of California-San Francisco Medical Center
  5. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  6. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
  7. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
  1. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC