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America's Best ... for 20 Years Running

Hopkins Hospital tops the U.S. News honor roll once again

Date: October 1, 2010

No 1 20 years in a row

Johns Hopkins Hospital has extended its reign to an unprecedented 20th year as the nation’s “Best Hospital,” ranking No. 1 overall in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual list. Hopkins placed first in five medical specialties—two more than last year—and among the top five in 10 others.

Repeating last year’s scenario, Hopkins accumulated 30 points in 15 specialties to earn the No. 1 spot, edging out Mayo Clinic’s 28 points. Hopkins placed first in Ear, Nose, and Throat; Gynecology; Neurology and Neurosurgery; Urology; and Rheumatology. Hopkins gained second place honors in Kidney Disorders, Ophthalmology, and Psychiatry.

U.S. News analyzed data on 4,852 medical centers to produce this year’s specialty rankings. Only 152 hospitals ranked in even one specialty, and of that number, only 14 hospitals made the honor roll. The magazine’s complex evaluation—used to determine 12 of the specialties—is based on a combination of criteria including death rates, reputation, and a set of care-related factors, such as nurse staffing and patient advocacy.

For a detailed list of all U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” rankings, visit: