On August 2, 2016, U.S. News & World Report released its 27th annual Best Hospitals in the U.S. to help both patients and healthcare professionals to make better decisions about their futures.
As more healthcare facilities sprout up around the country, the industry seems to be getting a little crowded, making decisions about future employment or patient care care that much more difficult when deciding between healthcare providers.
The Mayo Clinic health system has many locations in several states making it’s reach wide spread and it’s non-profit status enables it to provide the best care at the best rates for it’s patients. They put their patients first and have been recognized for high-quality patient care more than any other academic medical institution in the U.S.
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According to U.S. News, the Mayo Clinic ranks highly in a wide array of specialty areas:
The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio has had the #1 heart program in the U.S. since 1994. They have 14 specialties that get top honors and 9 of those are in the top 3 in the country; the other 5 are in the top 12.
The Cleveland Clinic ranks highly for 14 adult and 9 children's specialties, including:
Massachusetts General Hospital ranks among the most prestigious magnet hospitals in the country. In 2003 it became the first hospital in Massachusetts to receive the Magnet distinction and earned the award again in 2008 and 2013 for nursing excellence. Ranking in the top 10 in the country for 15 specialties and #16 for their 16th specialty, Massachusetts General ranks #1 best hospital in Massachusetts and #1 in the Boston Metro Area.
Mass General Hospital has been ranked highly for the following specialties:
Johns Hopkins has been an industry leader in the U.S. for decades and many great doctors and innovations has come through its doors. It is a $7.7 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading healthcare systems in the U.S. Johns Hopkins was rated #1 in the US for 22 years finally ending in 2013.
Now it’s ranked nationally for 15 adult specialties, 9 of which are top 5; the other 6 are top 20. They are the #1 hospital in Maryland and #1 in the Baltimore Metro Area. Their nursing program has received the Magnet designation three times: 2003, 2008, and 2013.
According to U.S. News, Johns Hopkins ranks highly in the following areas:
UCLA Medical Center is a nationally ranked teaching hospital and has ranked one of the best hospitals in the US for 15 adult specialties and 9 pediatric specialties. It ranks number 4 in California for best hospitals, and has received number 1 for patient satisfaction in the U.S. this year.
Their Quality Performance Reports allow patients to compare their services across the board and helps improve their services year after year. Nurses have a guided, challenging, inspiring, rewarding , professional environment at UCLA and has received Magnet Recognition for the third time this year.
The UCLA Medical Center ranks highly in the following areas:
The best hospitals in the U.S. rankings are dominated by academic medical centers, and New York-Presbyterian University Hospital is no exception. With over 2,600 beds, 6,500 physicians, and 20,000 employees, the hospital attends to over 2 million patient visits per year, including "close to 15,000 infant deliveries and more than 310,000 emergency department visits."
Specialty areas they rank well in include:
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center has been one of the best hospitals in the U.S. for 14 years running in 14 adult specialties. They rank No. 1 in the SF area and rank in the top 10 best hospitals in the U.S. for 7 adult specialties.
They received their most recent magnet designation in 2012 and have over 2,500 dedicated nurses that make up the highly collaborative atmosphere that works closely on research initiatives and patient and family care innovations. They were ranked the #4 best nursing school in the country in 2011 and try to push the envelope for developing a great work environment for nurses and having great work satisfaction.
According to U.S. News, UCSF Medical Center ranks highly in the following specialty areas:
Northwestern Memorial is another academic medical center on the list of best hospitals in the U.S., serving as the main instruction hospital for Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. The facility has collected numerous awards over the years, including the declaration of the Centers for Disease Control Champion, the nursing Magnet recognition, the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification, the Consumer Choice Award, and several top 100 lists.
Northwestern Memorial ranks highly in the following specialty areas:
At number 9 on the U.S. News & World Report is the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, and for good reason. Over the past two decades, the facility has been swimming in awards and accolades from local, national, and international peers, including the Beacon Award for Excellence, the ENA Lantern Award, The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval, the Magnet Award for Nursing, and a plethora of others.
Penn Medicine was also the first hospital to be established in the United States in 1751 and has been pioneering medical frontiers ever since. Whether you're a patient or a healthcare professional, you cannot go wrong with care or employment when it comes to Penn Medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania Hospital ranks highly in the following specialty areas:
The mission of the NYU Langone Medical Center is "to serve, teach, and discover daily through an integrated academic culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education, and research." Located in Manhattan, NY, the hospital system consists of five facilities, including Tisch Hospital, Rusk Rehabilitation, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Hassenfeld Children's Hospital of New York, and NYU Lutheran Medical Center.
NYU Langone has been ranked number 1 for overall patient safety and quality over the past 3 years (2013, 2014, & 2015) when competing against other academic medical centers in the University HealthSystem Consortium Quality and Accountability study. Additionally, they've received The Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission, making them one of the best hospitals in the U.S.
According to U.S. News, NYU Langone Medical Center ranks highly in the following specialty areas: