The 20 Best Hospitals in America

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If you happen to suffer an injury or need treatment for a health condition, you want to be sure the hospital you choose for treatment offers the highest quality care. U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of America's best hospitals by specialty and, as reported by Healio, presented its "honor roll" of the overall top 20 hospitals in the U.S.

After evaluating nearly 5000 hospitals across the country, U.S. News & World Report found that 158 hospitals ranked in at least one of the 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions it evaluated. In comparison to last year’s methodology, this year the outlet incorporated new measures of patient-centered care and other criteria.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota continues to be ranked at the top, coming in first in five different specialties including diabetes, endocrinology, and nephrology. It also ranked in the top five for cancer and cardiology. The Cleveland Clinic, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery came out on top in specialized care for cardiology and heart surgery, cancer, and orthopedics, respectively.

Here are America’s 20 best hospitals.

  1. Mayo Clinic // Rochester, MN

  1. Massachusetts General Hospital // Boston, MA

  1. Johns Hopkins Hospital // Baltimore, MD

  1. Cleveland Clinic // Cleveland, oh

  1. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell // New York, ny

  1. UCLA Medical Center // Los Angeles, ca

  1. UCSF Medical Center // San Francisco, ca

  1. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center // Los Angeles, ca

  1. NYU Langone Hospitals // New York, ny

  1. Northwestern Memorial Hospital // Chicago, il

  1. University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine // Ann Arbor, mi

  1. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital // Stanford, ca

  1. Brigham and Women's Hospital // Boston, ma

  1. Mount Sinai Hospital // New York, NY

  1. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside // Pittsburgh, pa

  1. Keck Hospital of USC // Los Angeles, ca

  1. University of Wisconsin Hospitals // Madison, wi

  1. (Tie) Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian // Philadelphia, pa

  1. (Tie) Mayo Clinic-Phoenix // Phoenix, az

  1. (Tie) Houston Methodist Hospital // Houston, tx

  1. (Tie) Yale New Haven Hospital // New Haven, ct