Top Ten Hospitals in the US


Authored by Content Cookie in Health
Published on 01-17-2009

In today’s world of medical care, it can be tough when you are trying to decide on which hospital to go to when you are facing a medical problem. A lot of the time, it depends on the reason that you are seeking medical treatment for. Specific problems are better taken care of at a specific hospital.

You can however, find a list of the top ranked hospitals in the United States with just a little bit of research. They are generally ranked by a point score and for the amount of specialties that they provide. The top two hospitals that have 15 specialties and that have ranked 29 points or higher are Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

The next 4 in the rankings that have between 21 points and up to 15 specialties are UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and New-York Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. Following next is the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Washington University, St Louis with 17 points and 11 specialties. You then have Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center and Birmingham and Women’s Hospital, Boston all with 16 to 18 points and 10 specialties.

As you can see, these hospitals all have a high ranking with many different specialties to offer a patient looking for medical care. It is important however to check out the credibility of the individual doctors that provide care at these hospitals. You should always interview a physician to make sure that you are comfortable with the care that they provide. There is also the point of their attitude and approach. It is very important that you get along with the doctor so you understand each other and do not clash. Many times a patient will go on the ratings of the hospital alone and not care to meet the physician first. This is a mistake better avoided. When you look into the rankings of a hospital and the specialties that they have, dig a little deeper and ask a lot of questions. After all, it’s your life that we are talking about here.

The rankings of the hospitals are based on several different aspects which may include treatment and accommodation facilities, specialties offered and even the food. The doctors of course play a special role in this as well since they are the ones giving the actual treatment. It is also good to remember that just because a hospital is close to home it may not be the best choice for you. They may not have the right facilities for the procedure that you need or for the medical treatment that is required. You need to look into every aspect and every service that a hospital has to offer you. Ask around to see if someone you know has experienced the services of a particular hospital. If you have a particular hospital in mind it would definitely help to check around since personal recommendation and user reviews can help make your decision easier.


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