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Back on Top—Again

Date: October 1, 2013

Johns Hopkins Hospital has regained 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 six in 10 others.

Johns Hopkins had, until last year, been ranked ##1 for 21 years in a row by the publication, when Massachusetts General Hospital took top honors. This year’s rankings mark the 22nd time in the publication’s 24-year history of surveying hospitals that Johns Hopkins has held the esteemed position.

In acknowledging their delight in again being named ##1, the leadership of Johns Hopkins Medicine gave credit to the researchers, clinicians, nurses, and all of the hospital’s staff and caregivers for the remarkable standing.

“Given the competitive, rapidly changing health care environment and the realization that U.S. News evaluated more than 4,806 hospitals, we hope you share our incredible pride in achieving this top-tier ranking among the best hospitals in the United States,” wrote Dean/CEO Paul B. Rothman and Ronald R. Peterson, president of Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, in a joint letter of congratulations.

“Our hospital’s standings in the specialties ranked by U.S. News reflect the strong performance and historic leadership of our institution,” they added, noting that of the 16 specialties ranked by the publication, 15 at Johns Hopkins were ranked among the top six in the nation.

“The Johns Hopkins Hospital will always be the hospital ranked ##1 for 21 years in a row thanks to the people of Johns Hopkins Medicine,” they said.