July 19, 2010

20 years in a row: JHH again tops ‘U.S. News’ rankings

For the 20th year in a row, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has taken the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of American hospitals, placing first in five medical specialties and in the top five in 10 others.

Calling the two-decade record “astonishing,” the leadership of Johns Hopkins Medicine said the credit belongs to those who have demonstrated continuous commitment to excellence and improvement.

“As much as we’ve become happily accustomed to saying so, it bears repeating that the credit for this honor belongs to Hopkins Hospital’s people—our wonderful nurses and staff; the School of Medicine’s faculty physicians, residents and fellows; and our many community physicians with whom we have close ties and on whom we greatly depend,” said a joint letter of congratulations from Edward D. Miller, dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.

JHH ranked in the top five in 15 of the 16 specialty categories listed. In addition to landing first in the list of best hospitals, the hospital ranked No. 1 in Ear, Nose and Throat, Gynecology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Urology, and Rheumatology; No. 2 in Kidney Disorders, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry; No. 3 in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, and Heart and Heart Surgery; No. 4 in Cancer and Pulmonology; No. 5 in Orthopedics; and No. 14 in Rehabilitation.

Click for more rankings and information about how they are put together: Johns Hopkins Medicine and U.S. News and World Report.