Which top health systems are still verified on Twitter?

In April, Twitter started removing verification check marks from accounts that didn't pay its new monthly subscription fees. So which of the most recognizable hospital and health system brands still have their check marks?

Of the top 10 health systems in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, six have gold check marks ($1,000 a month for business accounts), one has a blue check mark ($8 a month for anyone) and three don't have any.

1. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.): gold

2. Cedars-Sinai (Los Angeles): gold

3. NYU Langone Health (New York City): none

4. Cleveland Clinic: gold

5. Johns Hopkins Medicine: gold

5. UCLA Health (Los Angeles): gold

7. NewYork-Presbyterian (New York City): gold

8. Mass General Brigham (Somerville, Mass.): none

9. Northwestern Medicine (Chicago): blue

10. Stanford Health Care (Palo Alto, Calif.): none

"We're currently working through the details of account verification with Twitter," a Cleveland Clinic spokesperson told Becker's. "What's important to us is helping to prevent the spread of misinformation and disinformation. Twitter has been a valuable communication tool for our enterprise. As we navigate the platform’s evolving landscape, we want to ensure we continue being a visible source of accurate information on health and medicine."

A spokesperson for Northwestern Medicine said its social media team felt the blue check mark adequately met its needs. The health system purchased verification because it allows for unlimited characters for tweets, editing tweets within 30 minutes of publication, and posting videos in high definition and up to 10 minutes in length.

The rest of the health systems either declined or didn't respond to a request for comment.

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