U . S . News & World Report announces 2023-2024 best hospitals

U . S . News & World Report announces 2023-2024 best hospitals

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August 01, 2023

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Key takeaways:

  • The U.S. News & World Report released its 34th annual best hospitals rankings.
  • Previously ranking by excellency, the report now highlights 22 hospitals in an honor roll.

The U.S. News & World Report released its list of the 2023-2024 best hospitals Tuesday.

This year’s Best Hospitals rankings include several refinements, like the expanded inclusion of other outpatient data, an increased weight on objective quality measures, the introduction of outpatient outcomes in key specialty rankings and surgical ratings, a reduced weight on expert opinion and more, according to a press release.

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The U.S. News and World Report released its list of the 2023-2024 best hospitals Tuesday. Image: Adobe Stock

The U.S. News & World Report previously ranked hospitals by excellence — the Mayo Clinic topped that list for 7 consecutive years — but now compiles an honor roll of the best hospitals alphabetically. This year’s rankings highlight 484 regional hospitals “that deliver high-quality treatment across many areas of care,” according to the release. Just 22 of those are named to the national Honor Roll “for demonstrating exceptional breadth of excellence across clinical specialties.”

“A recent survey of U.S. News users revealed more than four in five (84%) consider a hospital’s quality metrics to be important factors when deciding where to seek treatment for a serious medical issue,” Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News, said in the release. “Consumers want useful resources to help them assess which hospital can best meet their specific care needs. The 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings offer patients and the physicians with whom they consult a data-driven source for comparing performance in outcomes, patient satisfaction and other metrics that matter to them.”

According to the report, these are the medical centers that are among the best of the Best Hospitals:

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis;
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston;
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles;
  • Cleveland Clinic;
  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia;
  • Houston Methodist Hospital;
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore;
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston;
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota;
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City;
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell, New York City;
  • North Shore University Hospital at Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York;
  • Northwestern Medicine-Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago;
  • NYU Langone Hospitals, New York City;
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago;
  • Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, Stanford, California;
  • UC San Diego Health-La Jolla and Hillcrest Hospitals, San Diego;
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles;
  • UCSF Health-UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco;
  • University of Michigan Health-Ann Arbor;
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas; and
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville.

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