John Hopkins ranked third among hospitals in the nation


Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver ranked second in the state, while Rose Medical Center ranked third.

"These hospital rankings validate the commitment of care our physicians and staff provide to our patients across many different specialties at Emory", Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, president, CEO and chairman of the board of Emory Healthcare, said in a news release.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News' patient portal, created to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 28 year, are created to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.

The company changed its methodology to lean less on a hospital's reputation and more on hard numbers last year - the same year the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services introduced its five-star rating system based on data alone.

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When it comes to common adult procedures and conditions rated by U.S. News, Ohio State is recognized as high performing in abdominal aortic aneurysm fix, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)and lung cancer surgery.

All hospitals on the Honour Roll have received points within 16 specialties across the board.

Michigan Medicine, which includes all of the hospitals within the University of Michigan's health system, was ranked No. 6, ascending from No. 18 in 2016-17.

The University of Kansas Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital again topped Kansas City's adult medical institutions in rankings released this week by U.S. News and World Report. "We are proud of their contributions in making University of Colorado Hospital one of the nation's best hospitals, and we will continue to advance biomedical science and improve care for our patients and the community".

Claiming second statewide was University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside, which ranked nationally in 14 specialties and was recognized as high-performing in eight procedures or conditions.

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The ranking recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

"We view the facility as a net positive for the strength of our programs", he said.

Nationally, UW Medical Center also ranked well in these adult specialties: ear, nose and throat (31), diabetes & endocrinology (tied at 40), nephrology (tied at 44), gastroenterology & GI surgery (45), cardiology & heart surgery (tied at 45), orthopedics (tied at 45); and pulmonary (48).

The rankings are available on the U.S. News Best Hospitals website.

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