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US News & World Report Ranks Best Rheumatology Hospitals

Jul 27, 2021 5:07 pm

Medscape has published the annual U.S. News and World Reports ranking of Rheumatology Hospitals, again honoring Johns Hopkins Hospital with the top spot, with runner up status going to the Cleveland Clinic, Hospital for Special Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Johns Hopkins was named by 40.6% of rheumatology specialists as being the best rheumatology center, with with high rheumatology referral scores for Cleveland Clinic (31.3%), Mayo Clinic (25.3%) and HSS (24.3%). 

U.S. News & World Report rankings cover almost 5000 medical centers and 16 medical specialties in the United States. Rankings are based on quality measures, reputation, physician surveys and more recently, there has been an emphasis on patient outcomes.

In their ranking. there were 11 top hospitals ranked in Rheumatology by at least 5% of the rheumatology specialists responding to U.S. News surveys in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The remaining hospitals were recommended by at least 1% of respondents.

The top 15 rheumatology hospitals were:

  1. Johns Hopkins Hospital
  2. Cleveland Clinic
  3. Hospital for Special Surgery, New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
  4. Mayo Clinic
  5. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  6. Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City
  7. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  8. University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center
  9. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania
  10. University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center
  11. University of Alabama at Birmingham
  12. Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina
  13. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  14. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
  15. Stanford Hospital and Clinics, California
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