US News releases 2017-18 Best Hospital rankings

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic earned the top spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 Best Hospitals rankings for the second year in a row.

The publication released its 28th annual version of the list Tuesday. U.S. News delayed the rankings' release by a week after finding several coding errors associated with new ranking methodologies it adopted this year to account for the socioeconomic status of a hospital's patient demographic, among other factors that could influence a hospital's ranking.

Cleveland Clinic maintained its No. 2 spot on the list, but Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital ousted Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital for the No. 3 position this year.

Here are this year's Honor Roll hospitals and the top five hospitals for three high-profile specialties.

Honor Roll hospitals

  1. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.)
  2. Cleveland Clinic
  3. Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore)
  4. Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston)
  5. UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco)
  6. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor)
  7. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles)
  8. New York-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City)
  9. Stanford (Calif.) Health Care-Stanford Hospital
  10. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian (Philadelphia)
  11. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles)
  12. Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis)
  13. Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
  14. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside (Pittsburgh)
  15. University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora)
  16. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (Philadelphia)
  17. Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.)
  18. Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City)
  19. NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City)
  20. Mayo Clinic Phoenix

Cardiology and heart surgery

1. Cleveland Clinic
2. Mayo Clinic
3. New York-Presbyterian Hospital
4. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
5. Massachusetts General Hospital


1. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston)
2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City)
3. Mayo Clinic
4. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (Boston)
5. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/University of Washington Medical Center


1. Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City)
2. Mayo Clinic
3. Cleveland Clinic
4. Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (Philadelphia)
5. Rush University Medical Center (Chicago)

See the full rankings and methodology explanation here.

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