Johns Hopkins Hospital ranked third in the nation by 'U.S. News'

JHH ranks No. 1 overall in Maryland, among nation's top 10 in 13 specialty areas

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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 2018–19 Best Hospitals list, which was released today. The publication also ranked 13 specialties at Johns Hopkins among the top 10 in the nation.

This new overall ranking—along with the U.S. News No. 8 national ranking of Johns Hopkins Children's Center—maintains Johns Hopkins' standing as the nation's top-ranked hospital for all ages.

In a congratulatory video message to hospital staff, Redonda Miller, president of Johns Hopkins Hospital, credited the nurses, faculty, and staff for this recognition.

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"Of course, there are stories behind those numbers," she said. "[Stories] of the compassionate care you provide to our patients; of the efforts you make to research and implement best practices; and of the dedication and commitment that you… our nurses, faculty, and staff… have to excellence."

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 29 years, and Johns Hopkins has been No. 1 in the nation 22 times. Last year, the hospital was No. 3 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 joined Kevin W. Sowers, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine in praising the staff for its work.

"It is because of you—our exceptional physicians, nurses, and care providers—that we consistently rank among the best in the nation out of the nearly 5,000 hospitals U.S. News evaluated. We thank you for all you do to deliver the highest level of compassionate care to our patients and their families."

In addition to its No. 3 overall ranking, The Johns Hopkins Hospital was recognized in 15 specialty areas, including:

  • No. 1 in Rheumatology
  • No. 2 in Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • No. 2 in Geriatrics
  • No. 2 in Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • No. 2 in Urology
  • No. 3 in Nephrology
  • No. 3 in Ophthalmology
  • No. 4 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • No 4. In Gynecology
  • No. 4 in Psychiatry
  • No. 6 in Cancer
  • No. 8 in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • No. 10 in Orthopedics
  • No. 11 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery
  • No. 12 in Pulmonology

Three Johns Hopkins Medicine member hospitals were 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. 6 in Maryland, and Suburban Hospital ranked No. 16 in Maryland and No. 10 in the Washington, D.C., metro region.