It is noteworthy to share with you the recent ranking of the US Best Hospitals.
This post will help us make wise decisions where in the US can we get the best care… and the best specialty training for those planning to go the US for further studies.
New Rankings of the 2009 Best US Hospitals
from WebMD — a health information Web site for patients
Hospitals are listed below by total points. Here are the 21 hospitals that made the magazine’s honor roll (two are tied for 10th place):
- Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
- Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
- Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
- Cleveland Clinic
- Massachusetts General, Boston
- New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
- University of California-San Francisco Medical Center
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
- Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
- University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
- UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
- Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif.
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
- New York University Medical Center
- Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
- Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
- Methodist Hospital, Houston
- Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus
Top Hospitals by Specialty
Here are the No. 1 hospitals in each specialty, according to U.S. News and World Report:
- Cancer: M.D. Anderson Center, University of Texas, Houston
- Diabetes and endocrine disorders: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
- Digestive disorders: Mayo Clinic
- Ear, nose, throat: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
- Geriatric care: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
- Gynecology: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
- Heart and heart surgery: Cleveland Clinic
- Kidney disorders: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Neurology and neurosurgery: Mayo Clinic
- Ophthalmology: Bascon Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
- Orthopaedics: Mayo Clinic
- Psychiatry: Massachusetts General, Boston
- Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
- Respiratory disorders: National Jewish Hospital, Denver
- Rheumatology: Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Urology: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns and Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic have been consistent topnotcher with only few points separating the two. And their ranking have been the same since the time I had the privilege to train at the Mayo Clinic for my Endocrinology Fellowship from 1993 to 1996.
Consistency with the best of care and the best team for specialty training therefore is the name of the game!
And having grabbed the opportunity to be part of a great system and to be trained by great teachers will forever be one of the best achievements of my career!