1. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, , in addition to operating a
major medical school, operates the Johns Hopkins Hospital, which consists of
both a teaching hospital and biomedical research facility. It was founded using
money from a bequest by philanthropist Johns Hopkins. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are the founding institutions of modern
American medicine and are the birthplace of numerous traditions including
“rounds,” “residents” and “housestaff”.The Johns Hopkins Hospital is the
birthplace of many medical specialties including neurosurgery, urology,
endocrinology, pediatrics, cardiac surgery and child psychiatry. It is widely
regarded as one of the greatest hospitals in the United States and the world.
2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic is a non-profit organization and internationally renowned group
medical practice headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota. Its headquarters consist
of the Mayo Medical School, the Mayo Graduate School, the Mayo College of
Graduate Medical Education, and several other health science schools. Its
research facilities are in Rochester, Minnesota, in addition to hospitals and
clinics in Jacksonville, Florida, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Phoenix, Arizona.
Mayo Clinic partners with a number of smaller clinics and hospitals in
Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, an organization known as the "Mayo Health
System." Mayo Clinic pays medical doctors a fixed salary that is unaffected by
patient volume. This practice is thought to decrease the monetary motivation to
see patients in large numbers and increase the incentive to spend more time with
individuals. Salaries are determined instead by the marketplace salaries for
physicians in comparable large group practices.
3. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a hospital located on the campus of the
University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California.
UCLA Medical Center has research centers covering nearly all major specialties
of medicine as well as dentistry and ophthalmology, and is the primary teaching
hospital for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The hospital's
emergency department is certified as a level I trauma center for adults and
4. Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
The Cleveland Clinic is a multispecialty academic medical center located in
Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Currently regarded as one of the top hospitals
in the United States, the Cleveland Clinic was established in 1921 by four
physicians for the purpose of providing patient care, research, and medical
education in an ideal medical setting. One of the largest private medical
centers in the world, the Cleveland Clinic saw more than 2,800,000 patient
visits in 2005, with almost 70,000 hospital admissions.Patients arrive at the
Cleveland Clinic from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. The Cleveland
Clinic’s approximately 1,700 salaried staff physicians represent 120 medical
specialties and subspecialties and is ranked among the top four hospitals in
America. The Cleveland Clinic has ranked number one in America for cardiac care
for 15 years in a row.
5. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachuetts
The third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and
largest hospital in New England, Mass General continues its tradition of
excellence today. The hospital is consistently ranked among the top five
hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In 2008, Mass General was
redesignated a Magnet hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded
by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
6. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
On January 1, 1998, The New York Hospital publicly announced its full-asset
merger with The Presbyterian Hospital to create NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
In this unprecedented event, two world-class academic healthcare institutions
combined to create the largest and most comprehensive hospital in New York, with
over 13,000 employees and 2,200 patient beds. The result is an improved quality
of healthcare provided to patients, enhanced availability of clinical services
to an expanded population and lowered costs of services through improved
efficiencies. Before the merger, The New York Hospital and The Presbyterian
Hospital shared illustrious histories as providers of exemplary healthcare
services to residents of the New York metropolitan area, having made innumerable
contributions to the field of medicine.
7. University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Children's Hospital are world leaders in health
care, known for innovative medicine, advanced technology and compassionate care.
For more than a century, we have offered the highest quality medical treatment.
Today, our expertise covers virtually all specialties, including cancer, heart
disease, infertility, neurological disorders, organ transplantation and
orthopedics as well as special services for women and children. As an academic
medical center, we are unlike community hospitals in that we offer pioneering
treatments not widely available elsewhere. For example, we have the only
nationally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Northern California. The
center is dedicated to finding new and better treatments for cancer patients.
8. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is world-renowned for its
clinical and research excellence, forging the way for newer and better ways to
diagnose and treat illnesses and disorders. Its long and rich history of
top-notch patient care began more than two centuries ago with the founding of
the nation's first medical school, the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1765
when it first opened its doors, Penn has been dedicated to the training of
physicians and the discovery and implementation of new medical knowledge.
9. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the result of a merger of two of the most respected
and renowned medical institutions in the United States – Barnes Hospital and The
Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. Before the 1996 merger, each institution had
established a rich tradition of medical excellence and exceptional care.
Together, they continue to build on that tradition, making Barnes-Jewish
Hospital the best American medicine has to offer.
Medical advances that were pioneered here include: Dr. Ralph Clayman performed
the nation's first laparoscopic nephrectomy – removal of a kidney through
minimally invasive technique – in 1990. Dr. Susan E. Mackinnon performed the
country's first nerve transplant on a 12-year-old Indiana boy in 1993. And Dr.
Todd Howard, Dr. Jeffrey Lowell and Dr. Surendra Shenoy performed the country's
first adult liver transplant using a living donor unrelated to the recipient in
10. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
Brigham and Women's Hospital is the largest hospital of Longwood Medical and
Academic Area, Boston, Massachusetts and is directly adjacent to Harvard Medical
School of which it is the second largest teaching affiliate. With Massachusetts
General Hospital, Harvard Medical School's largest teaching affiliate, it is one
of the two founding members of Partners HealthCare, the largest healthcare
provider in Massachusetts.the following specialties BWH received rankings in the
top 10 by the U.S. News and World Report:Kidney Disease (1);Gynecology (1);Heart
(5); Rheumatology (7);Endocrinology (8).
10. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
Duke University Medical Center is a 924 bed academic tertiary care facility
located in Durham, North Carolina. Since its establishment in 1930, the hospital
has grown from a small regional hospital to a world-class academic medical
center. Duke University Hospital is the flagship teaching hospital for the Duke
University Health System, a network of physicians and hospitals serving Durham
and Wake County, North Carolina and surrounding areas as well as one of three
Level I referral centers for the Research Triangle of North Carolina. In 2007,
Duke scientists create the first map of imprinted genes throughout the human
genome, revealing four times as many imprinted genes as had previously been
This list is from US News and World Report Best Hospitals