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Cleveland Clinic named No. 2 hospital in the nation and No. 1 hospital for heart care

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Posted at 7:31 AM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 09:47:58-04

CLEVELAND — For the 26th consecutive year, the Cleveland Clinic has been named the No. 1 hospital for heart care in the nation. It also ranked No. 2 for the overall Best Hospital in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings.

In the report, 13 Cleveland Clinic specialties were recognized in the top 10.

  • No. 1 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • No. 2 in Geriatrics
  • No. 2 in Gynecology
  • No 2. in Rheumatology
  • No. 3 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • No. 4 in Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • No. 4 in Urology
  • No. 5 in Cancer
  • No. 5 in Nephrology (Kidney Disorder
  • No. 6 in Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • No. 9 in Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • No. 9 in Orthopedics
  • No. 10 in Ophthalmology

In addition to the clinic's main campus, three other campuses earned national rankings from U.S. News.

  • Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital—No. 48 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, No. 47 in Neurology & Neurosurgery, No. 37 in Orthopedics, No. 44 (tie) in Urology
  • Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital—No. 43 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, No. 44 in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Weston—No. 29 in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery

“Cleveland Clinic is constantly focused on safety and quality because it’s the right thing to do,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic in a statement. “Rankings like these by U.S. News – along with those by Leapfrog, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Vizient – are an affirmation of our caregivers’ continued commitment to providing patients with the best care anywhere.”

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center ranked in seven adult specialties and eight pediatric specialties. It ranked No 3. among all hospitals in Ohio. It also ranked No. 37 in cancer and No. 28 in cardiology and heart surgery in the nation.

“The rankings reflect the tireless efforts of our physicians, nurses, caregivers and volunteers in providing care to patients with the most serious and complex needs. We thank them for their hard work and dedication that have made this achievement possible, and for their unwavering support during these unusual times for our mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Discover,” said Thomas F. Zenty III, Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals in a statement.

For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. Just 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In most areas of care, the rankings are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Read the full report here.