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Sweet reprise: We're #1...Again

Date: October 3, 2011

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Top hospital recognition caps a standout year for Hopkins Medicine.

For the 21st year in a row, Johns Hopkins Hospital has taken the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of American hospitals, placing first in five medical specialties and in the top five in 10 others.

“This recognition caps an extraordinary year for Johns Hopkins Medicine,” noted dean and CEO Edward D. Miller. “We have added two outstanding

hospitals to our system—Sibley Memorial Hospital and All Children’s Hospital. We’ve witnessed the near completion of our hospital expansion, one of the largest hospital building projects in the nation.We’ve expanded our presence overseas and implemented a host of other initiatives to ensure the continued strength and vitality of Johns Hopkins Medicine as we position ourselves for the future.”

In a joint letter of congratulations from Miller and Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the leaders added, “Whatever growth and change we experience, however, we will never waver from our core mission of advancing science and knowledge through research, educating the next generation of physicians and scientists, and providing the innovative and compassionate care that has been and forever will be the Hopkins hallmark.”

Hopkins Hospital ranked in the top 10 in 15 of the 16 specialty categories listed. In addition to landing in the ##1 spot on the Honor Roll, the hospital ranked ##1 in Neurology and Neurosurgery, Urology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, and Ear, Nose and Throat; ##2 in Gynecology and Ophthalmology; ##3 in Nephrology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and Cancer; ##4 in Pulmonology; ##5 in Orthopedics; and ##15 in Rehabilitation.

In May, the magazine also recognized the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center as among the nation’s top children’s hospitals, ranking it in the top 10 Honor Roll that includes 11 children’s hospitals that excelled in four or more pediatric specialty rankings. Hopkins Children’s earned a spot in the top 10 for six specialties, including ##3 in Neurology and Neurosurgery; ##8 in Diabetes and Endocrinology; ##9 in Cancer, Pulmonology, and Urology; and ##10 in Neonatology. Other pediatric specialties earning high marks include Orthopedics (##11), Gastroenterology (##12), and Nephrology (##12).