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10 cities with the most access to quality healthcare

U.S. News & World Report named 10 metro areas offering the greatest access to healthcare, determined by the number of highly ranked hospitals within a 250-mile radius of each city.

Here are the 10 cities with the most access to quality healthcare.

1. Cleveland. The Ohio city is home to Cleveland Clinic, U.S. News' No. 2 ranked hospital and best U.S. facility for cardiology and heart surgery.

2. Los Angeles. Healthcare facilities like the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reside in this California city, and hospitals often link to coordinate care.

3. Raleigh-Durham, N.C. The city houses academic hospitals like University of North Carolina Health Care and Duke University Hospital, with Duke receiving U.S. News' highest possible rating in nine procedures or conditions.

4. New York City. The metro area is home to many hospitals listed on U.S. News' 2016-17 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. NewYork-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, NYU Langone Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital mark the area.

5. Toledo, Ohio. Ohio houses the Midwest Health Collaborative, formed in 2015 to join hospitals in the region like Toledo-based ProMedica Health System and Cleveland Clinic.

6. Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown residents benefit from their close proximity to hospitals in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, both slightly over 60 miles away.

7. Knoxville, Tenn. The city houses seven general hospitals and one children's hospital, the most noteworthy being the University of Tennessee Medical Center, which U.S. News ranked nationally for pulmonology.

8. Scranton, Penn. Scranton has its own hospitals and residents can access New York City and Philadelphia hospitals, like Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., by driving a few hours.

9. Allentown, Penn. Allentown is home to U.S. News nationally ranked Lehigh Valley Hospital and is close to New York City hospitals.

10. Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania city houses UPMC and Allegheny Health Network's West Penn Hospital. 

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