The Honor Roll – Best Hospitals 2012-13

U.S. News published its annual report of the best hospitals for 2012-13. The list recognizes 17 medical centers, less than 0.4 percent of the 5,000 hospitals nationwide that excel across a broad spectrum of patient standard of care and standout as experts in more than six medical specialties. Johns Hopkins 21-year reign as No.1 was displaced for the first time by Massachusetts General Hospital.

The rankings were found not to be favorable for many of the nation’s hospitals. This was also true for many of the countries best hospitals which did not perform well. Experts estimate that deaths from hospital medical negligence and physician error would be the third most common cause of death if accurate statistics were properly kept.

Rank   Hospital     Specialties
1   Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston     16
2   Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore     15
3   Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.     15
4   Cleveland Clinic     14
5   Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles     13
6   Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis     12
7   New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, N.Y.     11
8   Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.     11
9   Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston     10
10   UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center     9
11   NYU Langone Medical Center, New York     8
12   Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago     10
13   UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco     7
14   Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York     6
15   Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia     7
16   Indiana University Health, Indianapolis     6
17   University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor     6

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