Hopkins Ranked Best U.s. Hospital Again

July 16, 2009|By a Baltimore Sun reporter

The Johns Hopkins Hospital - for the 19th consecutive year - is America's best hospital, according to the annual rankings of 4,800 hospitals published today by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine ranked Hopkins first in the nation in ear, nose and throat, rheumatology and urology; second in geriatric care, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery, ophthalmology and psychiatry; and third in cancer, diabetes and endocrine disorders, digestive disorders, heart and heart surgery, and respiratory disorders. The hospital ranked fifth in orthopedics, sixth in kidney disorders and 16th in rehabilitation medicine.

Other area hospitals ranked well in some areas. The University of Maryland Medical Center ranked 33rd in cancer, 32nd in kidney disorders, 34th in respiratory disorders and 28th in urology. Franklin Square Hospital Center is 31st in digestive disorders, 33rd in diabetes, 39th in geriatrics and 31st in respiratory disorders. Baltimore-Washington Medical Center ranked 43rd in digestive disorders.

Union Memorial Hospital ranked 36th in diabetes, 42nd in geriatrics, 42nd in heart and heart surgery and 28th in orthopedics. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center ranked 44th in diabetes, 11th in geriatrics and 47th in respiratory disorders.

Good Samaritan Hospital ranked 48th in diabetes and 50th in orthopedics. Sinai Hospital ranked 38th in neurology and neurosurgery. Sheppard Pratt Health System ranked sixth in psychiatry.

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