US News' Best Hospitals 2018-19 — 4 specialties

Along with its 2018-19 Best Hospitals Honor Roll rankings, U.S. News & World Report released its rankings for the top hospitals across several specialties on Aug. 14.

For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News analyzed data from nearly 5,000 hospitals and survey responses from more than 30,000 physicians to rank the top hospitals across 16 specialties.

Among the factors considered for the rankings were survival rates, patient safety, specialized staff and hospital reputation. An estimated 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

Here are the top 10 hospitals for four specialties, as reported by U.S. News:


  1. MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston)
  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City)
  3. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.)
  4. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (Boston)
  5. Cleveland Clinic
  6. The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore)
  7. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at UW Medical Center
  8. Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.)
  9. UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco)
  10. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian (Philadelphia)

Cardiology and Heart Surgery

  1. Cleveland Clinic
  2. Mayo Clinic
  3. Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai (Los Angeles)
  4. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City)
  5. Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston)
  6. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian
  7. Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
  8. Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston)
  9. Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor)
  10. The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City)


  1. Mayo Clinic
  2. Michigan Medicine
  3. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  4. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  5. Cleveland Clinic
  6. UCSF Medical Center
  7. Stanford (Calif.) Hospital
  8. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.)
  9. Massachusetts General Hospital
  10. UW Hospitals and Clinics (Madison, Wis.)


  1. Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City)
  2. Mayo Clinic
  3. Cleveland Clinic
  4. Rothman Institute at Jefferson (Philadelphia)
  5. Rush University Medical Center (Chicago)
  6. Massachusetts General Hospital
  7. UCSF Medical Center
  8. NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital (New York City)
  9. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles)
  10. The Johns Hopkins Hospital

To access U.S. News' full list of 16 specialties, click here.

To access the 2018-19 Best Hospitals Honor Roll rankings, click here.

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