Practice Economics

Mayo Clinic tops hospital rankings for 2016-2017



The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., was named the top hospital in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking for 2016-2017.

After finishing second to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston last year, the Mayo Clinic regained the top spot it earned in 2014-2015. This year, the Cleveland Clinic finished second in the U.S. News Honor Roll, with Massachusetts General third, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore fourth, and the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center in fifth.

For 2016-2017, there were 20 hospitals in the Honor Roll, which is reserved for those institutions that finish at or near the top among the 16 specialties included in the U.S. News rankings. This year, 153 hospitals did well enough to be nationally ranked in one or more specialties, which is up from the 144 that were ranked nationally in at least one specialty last year.

The 16 specialties used in the analysis are cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, psychiatry, pulmonology, rehabilitation, rheumatology, and urology.

This year’s ranking process initially included 4,667 nonfederal community hospitals. The research organization RTI International conducted the physician survey and produced the Best Hospitals methodology and national rankings under contract with U.S. News.

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