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2019-2020 Best Hospitals List Now Available

U.S. News & World Report recently announced its annual 2019-2020 Best Hospitals list. According to the publication’s website, “The Best Hospitals Honor Roll takes both the specialty rankings and the procedure and condition ratings into account. Hospitals received points if they were nationally ranked in one of the 16 specialties – the more specialties and the higher their rank, the more points they got – and also if they were rated ‘high performing’ in the nine procedures and conditions.”

Without further ado, you’ll find the top 20 hospitals for 2019-2020 below:

1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

2. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

3. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

4. Cleveland Clinic

5. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell, New York

6. UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

7. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco

8. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

9. NYU Langone Hospitals, New York

10. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

11. University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor

12. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, Stanford, California

13. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

14. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

15. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Pittsburgh

16. Keck Hospital of USC, Los Angeles

17. University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison

18. (tie) Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia

18. (tie) Mayo Clinic-Phoenix

20. (tie) Houston Methodist Hospital

20. (tie) Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut

Among other changes this year, the publication revised its methodology to include a patient experience measure that takes into account a hospital’s HCAHPS performance. There is also a new risk-adjusted outcomes measure, which looks at the likelihood of a patient being discharged to his or her home, rather than to a nursing home or other facility

For a full breakdown of this year’s methodology changes, click here.

Did your facility make the cut this year? Tell us what you think about the 2019-2020 Best Hospitals List in the comments below!

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Elena Barker

Elena Barker is a content copywriter for Medical Solutions, one of the nation's largest Travel Nurse staffing companies. Elena develops and edits content for Healthcare Staffing Blog which covers healthcare staffing industry news and trends.

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