Best Hospitals - Top 10 Overall Hospital in the USA

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 pediatrics.

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 1996.
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 identified.

This list is from US News and World Report Best Hospitals