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Cleveland Clinic ranked No. 1 in heart care for the 25th year and the fourth best hospital in the country

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Posted at 7:13 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 07:44:01-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Clinic has ranked as the No. 4 hospital in America, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2019-20 rankings, making this the 21st consecutive year the clinic has ranked as one of the nation's top five hospitals.

For the 25th consecutive year, the clinic ranked as the No. 1 heart care hospital in the country.

U.S. News & World Report looked at 16 specialty areas when considering which hospitals made the list. Cleveland Clinic ranked in the top 10 in the following specialties:

  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery (1)
  • Rheumatology (2)
  • Gynecology (3)
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (4)
  • Nephrology (4)
  • Urology (4)
  • Cancer (6)
  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (7)
  • Geriatrics (8)
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery (10)
  • Ophthalmology (10)

“These rankings reinforce our caregivers’ hard work and shared sense of purpose for our patients,” Cleveland Clinic Chief Executive Officer and President Dr. Tom Mihaljevic said in a prepared statement. “We’re proud to be recognized for our continued excellence over more than two decades. It’s more proof that Cleveland Clinic is committed to our mission, to providing the best care anywhere in healthcare, and to doing what is right for our patients.”

The Cleveland Clinic slipped two spots in the overall ranking from the previous year, but U.S. News said that it updated its methodology, so year-to-year comparisons are more difficult.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center came behind the clinic, ranking at No. 2 in the state, followed by the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center at No. 3.

In the Akron-Canton area, Aultman Hospital ranked No. 10 as the best hospital in Ohio and Cleveland Clinic Akron General taking the No. 14 spot.

For more information on how each hospital was ranked in Ohio and in the country, find the report here.

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