Johns Hopkins Hospital ranked No. 3 nationally by 'U.S. News and World Report'

The hospital ranks No. 1 overall in Maryland, among nation's top 10 in 12 specialty areas

Kim Hoppe
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital is once again ranked No. 3 in the nation out of more than 4,600 hospitals reviewed for U.S. News & World Report's 2019–20 Best Hospitals list, which was released today.

The publication also ranked 12 specialties at Johns Hopkins among the top 10 in the nation, with three—Geriatrics, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Rheumatology—ranked No. 1. This new overall ranking, when combined with the No. 9 national ranking of Johns Hopkins Children's Center, maintains Johns Hopkins' standing as the nation's top-ranked hospital for patients of all ages.

In a congratulatory video message to staff, Redonda G. Miller, president of Johns Hopkins Hospital, celebrated the power of teamwork and of the "passion and compassion" of the nurses, faculty, and staff at the hospital.

"This is a truly amazing feat, showcasing our commitment to providing the highest quality care for our patients. It is not the accomplishment of one person—or one unit or one department or one floor," she said. "This recognition belongs to all of us."

The Mayo Clinic earned the No. 1 overall ranking from U.S. News, followed by Massachusetts General Hospital at No. 2.

U.S. News has assessed hospitals for 30 years, during which Johns Hopkins has consistently ranked among the best in the nation. Last year, the hospital was also ranked third 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 Kevin W. Sowers, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, praised the staff for always striving for excellence.

"These annual rankings ... are often used by consumers to determine the best hospital to treat patients with serious illnesses and complex medical conditions," they wrote. "Because of your dedication and commitment, we continue to excel in delivering this kind of innovative care."

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

  • No. 1 in Geriatrics
  • No. 1 in Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • No. 1 in Rheumatology
  • No. 2 in Nephrology
  • No. 2 in Urology
  • No. 3 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • No. 3 in Ophthalmology
  • No. 3 in Psychiatry
  • No. 4 in Cancer
  • No. 5 in Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • No. 7 in Gynecology
  • No. 9 in Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • No. 12 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Tied for No. 13 in Ear, Nose & Throat
  • No. 22 in Orthopedics

Three Johns Hopkins Medicine member hospitals were recognized in the regional rankings:

  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital ranked No. 1 overall in Maryland, as well as in 15 specialties
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital ranked No. 8 in the Washington, D.C., metro region
  • Suburban Hospital ranked No. 10 in Maryland and No. 10 in the Washington, D.C., metro region