Cleveland Clinic named one of America’s top hospitals; UH also receives top marks

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – The Cleveland Clinic has been named the No. 2 hospital in the nation and the No. 1 hospital for heart care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings.

The US News and World Report named the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota the number 1 spot for the best hospital in the nation and Johns Hopkins Hospital came in third. The hospitals earned the top honors for their complex cases in several specialties including cancer, orthopedics, ear, nose and throat, diabetes, and cardiology.

It is the 26th consecutive year that Cleveland Clinic has earned the No. 1 ranking in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, and the 22nd year in a row that it has earned a Top 5 overall ranking.

“Cleveland Clinic is constantly focused on safety and quality because it’s the right thing to do,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “Rankings like these by U.S. News – along with those by Leapfrog, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Vizient – are an affirmation of our caregivers’ continued commitment to providing patients with the best care anywhere.”

In all, 13 Cleveland Clinic specialties were recognized with Top 10 rankings: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (1), Geriatrics (2), Gynecology (2), Rheumatology (2), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (3), Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (4), Urology (4), Cancer (5), Nephrology (Kidney Disorders) (5), Diabetes & Endocrinology (6), Neurology & Neurosurgery (9), Orthopedics (9), and Ophthalmology (10).

“We are honored to be recognized for the 26th year in a row as the best hospital in the country for heart care,” said Lars Svensson, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. “This is a direct reflection of our devoted physicians, nurses, mid-level providers and support staff and the trust of our patients and their families. We are also humbly committed to advancing cardiovascular medicine and surgery through our continued dedication to research and innovation.”

University Hospitals is also nationally ranked in 7 specialties.

For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures, and conditions.

This is the 31st year for the US News annual Best Hospitals report, which is designed to help patients and their physicians make the best decisions when it comes to their care or elective procedures.

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