U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Hospitals

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Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital has been ranked No. 1 for the 19th straight year in the annual U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Hospitals List.

The magazine annually ranks nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals in 16 different specialties.

Johns Hopkins ranked No. 1 in the honor roll of the nation’s top 21 hospitals, as it has every year since 1991.

Of the 16 specialties in which hospitals were ranked, Johns Hopkins was chosen No. 1 in ear, nose, and throat; rheumatology; and urology. Hopkins also earned a No. 2 ranking in geriatric care, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, and psychiatry, along with No. 3 rankings in cancer, diabetes & endocrine disorders, digestive disorders, heart & heart surgery, and respiratory disorders. Hopkins was ranked fifth in orthopedics, sixth in kidney disorders, and 16th in rehabilitation.

Among children’s specialties, Hopkins ranked in 10 of them and was one of only 10 hospitals nationwide chosen to the Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll.

Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., was ranked in eight children’s specialties, including 10th in neonatal care and 14th in neurology & neurosurgery.

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, earned five specialty rankings, including No. 28 in urology.

Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore, was recognized in four adult specialties, with its highest ranking No. 31 in digestive disorders and respiratory disorders. Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, earned four specialty rankings, the highest of which was No. 28 in orthopedics. Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C., also achieved a ranking in four specialties, highlighted by a No. 16 rating in diabetes & endocrine disorders.

Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va., earned rankings in three specialties, led by a No. 25 rating in gynecology.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, was chosen No. 11 in geriatric care among its three specialty rankings.

Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, Md., was 43rd in digestive disorders and neurology & neurosurgery.

Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, achieved two rankings, including No. 48 in diabetes & endocrine disorders.

The hospitals that ranked in one specialty were Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va.; National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.; Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore; and Sinai Hospital, Baltimore.

For a complete list of hospitals recognized, log on to health.usnews.com/health/best-hospitals.

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