US News' top hospitals for cardiology, cancer and orthopedics 

U.S. News & World Report published its 2019-20 Best Hospitals specialty rankings July 30 in conjunction with the release of its Best Hospitals Honor Roll list.

This year, U.S. News used an updated methodology to rank the top hospitals across 16 specialties based on data from more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide

The methodology now includes a patient experience measure that examines hospitals' HCAHPS performance and a new risk-adjusted outcomes measure, which looks at the likelihood of a patient being discharged home, rather than to a nursing home or other facility. As some hospitals treat sicker patient populations, data analysts also created a risk-adjustment model that accounts for patients' age, sex, Medicaid status and comorbidities, among other factors.

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

Cardiology and heart surgery

  1. Cleveland Clinic
  2. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.)
  3. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles)
  4. New York-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City)
  5. Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston)

Cancer

  1. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston)
  2. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York City)
  3. Mayo Clinic
  4. Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore)
  5. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (Boston)

Orthopedics

  1. Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City)
  2. Mayo Clinic
  3. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  4. UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco)
  5. NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital (New York City)

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

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