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How Sweet It Is

For the 18th consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins Hospital has earned the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of American hospitals, placing first in three medical specialties and very high in 12 others. To earn the overall No. 1 spot, the Hospital edged out Mayo Clinic, accumulating 30 points in 15 of 16 categories. Hopkins also ranked first in Ear, Nose and Throat, Rheumatology and Urology. It placed No. 2 in Geriatrics, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry; No. 3 in Cancer, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Endocrinology, Heart and Heart Surgery, and Respiratory Disorders; No. 6 in Kidney Disease and Orthopedics and No. 15 in Rehabilitation. U.S. News analyzed data on more than 5,400 medical centers to produce this year’s specialty rankings.
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Magnetic Nurses

In 2003, the Department of Nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital became the first and only health care organization in Maryland to achieve the Magnet Recognition Program designation for excellence in nursing practice. Five years later, the Hospital has once again earned Magnet status. The highest honor bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Magnet recognition status affirms the complexity of Hopkins nursing—evidence-based practice, collaboration and a spirit of innovation and excellence. The application process was arduous, says Patty Dawson, Magnet coordinator and clinical outcomes management analyst, “but the positive energy and pride it stimulated among nurses and our colleagues made the whole effort worthwhile.”



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