The Johns Hopkins Hospital Again Ranked Among The Top U.S. Hospitals By U.S. News & World Report
Since its founding, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has broken new ground, led the field in medicine and made history in countless ways. Just one of the hospital’s many historic achievements is that it was consecutively ranked #1 in the nation for 21 years out of the 23 in which U.S. News & World Report has held its annual rankings of U.S. hospitals. This year, the hospital is again ranked #1 nationally in five specialties, and it is ranked #2 overall in the nation. We understand that changes were introduced in the methodology, which apparently affected the ranking of many organizations, including Johns Hopkins. In the magazine’s inaugural ranking of hospitals at the state level, the hospital ranked #1 in Maryland. It ranked #1 in the Baltimore metropolitan region, and it is the only hospital in the state that has consistently ranked nationally in 16 medical specialties.
The hospital’s standings in the 16 specialties ranked by U.S. News & World Report reflect the strong performance and historic leadership of the institution. Ear, Nose and Throat, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Rheumatology are ranked #1 in the nation. Ophthalmology and Urology are ranked #2; Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, and Gastroenterology are ranked #3; Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gynecology, Nephrology and Pulmonology are ranked #4. Orthopedics is ranked #5, and Rehabilitation is ranked #17.
“We continue to be ranked among the very best hospitals in the nation, and we are proud of our outstanding faculty, nurses and staff who make it happen,” says Paul B. Rothman, M.D., dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “This year’s ranking gives us one more opportunity to express our thanks and gratitude to the people of Johns Hopkins Medicine and to recognize their dedication to the patients and communities we serve.”
“This recognition caps an extraordinary year for Johns Hopkins Medicine,” says Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “We have witnessed the completion of our hospital expansion with the opening of the Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center, the largest hospital project in the nation and one that provides a beautiful, patient-centered environment for those who trust us with their health care. We have also implemented a host of other actions designed to ensure the continued strength and vitality of Johns Hopkins Medicine as we position ourselves for the future while ensuring that our patients remain at the center of everything we do. In this inaugural year of U.S. News & World Report’s state-level rankings, we are also proud to be ranked the #1 hospital in Maryland.”
“These investments continue to strengthen our ability to fulfill our mission to provide the innovative and compassionate care that is the Johns Hopkins hallmark, to advance science and knowledge through research, and to educate in new and innovative ways the next generation of physicians and scientists,” Rothman says.
“All of the medical centers on the magazine’s national honor roll are superb, and we are privileged to be in their good company,” says Peterson. “We congratulate our colleagues at those hospitals who have been ranked with us among the top hospitals in the nation and recognize our Johns Hopkins Medicine family for their outstanding accomplishments.”
USN&WR 2012 adult rankings recognized four other Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals as achieving high performance within their state or region, for specific specialties:
· Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center was recognized as achieving high performance in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.
· Suburban Hospital was recognized as achieving high performance in Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.
· Howard County General Hospital was recognized as achieving high performance in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.
· Sibley Memorial Hospital was recognized as achieving high performance in Nephrology and Orthopedics.
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