The Johns Hopkins Hospital is ranked No. 3 in the nation out of nearly 4,700 hospitals reviewed for U.S. News & World Report's 2017–18 Best Hospitals list, which was released today. The publication also ranked 13 specialties at Johns Hopkins among the top six in the nation.
This recognition—coupled with the recent inclusion of Johns Hopkins Children's Center at No. 5 on the U.S. News list of best children's hospitals—makes Johns Hopkins the nation's top-ranked combined hospital for both adult and pediatric care.
"We all know that these types of accomplishments do not occur in a vacuum," she said. "Rather, they are the result of the foresight, planning, and dedicated efforts of thousands of employees who are committed to ensuring that the care we provide is world-class and who are focused on what is most important: the needs of our patients and their families."
The Mayo Clinic earned the No. 1 overall ranking this year, followed by the Cleveland Clinic at No. 2.
U.S. News has ranked hospitals for 28 years, and Johns Hopkins has been No. 1 in the nation 22 times. Last year, the hospital was No. 4 on the list.
In a note to all Johns Hopkins Medicine employees, Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Ronald R. Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, reminded staff of the most important measure of success.
"The truest gauge of excellence is how well we treat our patients and their families," they wrote. "And by that measure, we know that we continue to deliver the high standard for which Johns Hopkins has always been known."
In addition to its No. 3 overall ranking, The Johns Hopkins Hospital was recognized in 15 specialty areas, including:
- No. 1 in Ear, Nose & Throat
- No. 1 in Rheumatology
- No. 2 in Geriatrics
- No. 2 in Neurology & Neurosurgery
- No. 3 in Diabetes & Endocrinology
- No. 3 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
- No. 3 in Nephrology
- No. 3 in Ophthalmology
- No. 3 in Urology
- No. 5 in Psychiatry
- No. 6 in Cancer
- No. 6 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery
- No. 6 in Gynecology
- No. 11 in Orthopedics
- No. 11 in Pulmonology
Three Johns Hopkins Medicine member hospitals were also recognized in the regional rankings:
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital ranked No. 1 in all specialties in Maryland and in Baltimore
- Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center ranked No. 11 in Maryland and No. 10 in Baltimore
- Suburban Hospital ranked No. 11 in Maryland and No. 8 in the Washington, D.C., area
For more details about the ranking methodology, visit the U.S. News website.