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2014 U.S. News hospital rankings: Three California hospitals make list

2014 U.S. News hospital rankings:
2014 U.S. News hospital rankings:
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The US News and World Report has issued its 2014 top 20 hospital rankings. Three California hospitals, UCSF in San Francisco and UCLA and Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles ranked in the top 20.

U.S. News & World Report today released the 25th edition of the annual Best Hospitals rankings this week. Best Hospitals looked at nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. For the first time ever, the Mayo Clinic was at the top spot on the US News' Honor Roll, followed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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US News notes, "The Best Hospitals rankings are intended to help patients with life-threatening or rare conditions identify hospitals that excel in treating the most difficult cases. Hospitals are ranked nationally in 16 specialties including cancer, orthopedics, and neurology & neurosurgery. For patients seeking care locally, the U.S. News Best Regional Hospitals highlights high-performing hospitals by state, region and metro area.

"In the 2014-15 rankings, only 144 U.S. hospitals performed well enough to be nationally ranked in one or more specialties. Another 608 were regional high performers. Just 17 qualified for a spot on the Honor Roll, ranking at or near the top in six or more specialties."

2014 U.S. News hospital rankings

1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
2. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
3. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
4. Cleveland Clinic
5. UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
6. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, New York
7. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia
8. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
9. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
10. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
11. University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
12. (tie) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
12. (tie) UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
14. Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina
15. NYU Langone Medical Center, New York
16. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
17. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis

Top-Ranked Hospitals in Cancer

1. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
2. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
3. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
4. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, Boston
5. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
6. University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
7. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
8. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
9. UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
10. Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California

Top-Ranked Hospitals in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

1. Cleveland Clinic
2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
3. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, New York
4. Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina
5. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
6. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
7. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia
8. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
9. St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York
10. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Top-Ranked Hospitals in Orthopedics

1. Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
3. Cleveland Clinic
4. Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York
5. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
6. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
7. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
8. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia
9. (tie) Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan
9. (tie) Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina

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