Johns Hopkins Hospital ranked No. 4 nationally by 'U.S. News'

The hospital is recognized in all 15 specialty areas, including No. 1 overall rankings in psychiatry and rheumatology

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital is ranked No. 4 in the nation out of more than 4,500 hospitals reviewed for U.S. News & World Report's 2021–22 Best Hospitals list, which was released today.

The publication also ranked 12 specialties at Johns Hopkins among the top 10 in the nation, including two—Psychiatry and Rheumatology—ranked No. 1. Johns Hopkins has been among the top five hospitals in the nation for all 32 years of the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

In a congratulatory video message to staff, Redonda G. Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, noted the hospital's long history of excellence—dating to the day the hospital opened its doors in 1889.

"Institutions are only as strong as their people. And our people are extraordinary," she said. "Every day, our team marries the latest in scientific advancement with the little touches that make our care—expert, certainly—but also approachable, accessible, humane, and kind."

In a message 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, thanked faculty and staff members "for their impressive dedication to our mission."

"Receiving this recognition is especially meaningful now, as our nurses, residents, physicians, other clinicians and support staff members have persevered throughout the pandemic to deliver safe, quality, expert care to patients with serious illnesses, including COVID-19," they wrote.

In addition to its No. 4 overall ranking, The Johns Hopkins Hospital was recognized in all 15 specialty areas:

  • No. 1 in Psychiatry  
  • No. 1 in Rheumatology 
  • No. 3 in Ear, Nose & Throat   
  • No. 3 in Ophthalmology 
  • No. 4 in Neurology & Neurosurgery 
  • No. 5 in Urology  
  • No. 6 in Cancer 
  • No. 6 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • No. 6 in Geriatrics    
  • No. 7 in Pulmonology  
  • No. 8 in Diabetes & Endocrinology 
  • No. 8 in Gynecology 
  • No. 16 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery 
  • No. 23 in Rehabilitation
  • No. 41 in Orthopedics

All five Johns Hopkins Medicine member hospitals in Maryland and Washington, D.C., were recognized in the regional rankings:

  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital ranked No. 1 overall in Maryland and in the Baltimore region
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center tied for the No. 6 ranking in Maryland and in the Baltimore region
  • Howard County General Hospital tied for the No. 11 ranking in Maryland and tied for the No. 9 ranking in the Baltimore region
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital tied for the No. 4 ranking in the Washington, D.C., metro region
  • Suburban Hospital ranked No. 8 in Maryland and No. 7 in the Washington, D.C., metro region

For more details about the ranking methodology, visit the U.S. News and World Report website.