Cleveland Clinic – a Top 5 mainstay in U.S. News & World Report’s annual hospital rankings for 18 consecutive years – has climbed to No. 2 in the U.S., while retaining its position as the nation’s No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery for the 22nd successive year. In all, 13 Cleveland Clinic specialties placed in the Top 10 nationally, including nine in the Top 3 nationwide.
The Neurology and neurosurgery program, of which Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health here in Las Vegas is a part, ranked No. 6.
“I’m incredibly proud of this organization,” said Toby Cosgrove, M.D., Cleveland Clinic President and CEO. “It is a group of people that have come together to deliver absolutely world class care. We couldn’t have done it without everybody’s participation. The recognition is justly deserved and I’m very proud of the organization and everybody who works here.”
Cleveland Clinic is one of just 20 hospitals nationwide to earn a place on U.S. News’ 2016-17 Honor Roll, which recognizes hospitals that place “an emphasis on safe, efficient and appropriate delivery of care from birth to the end of life.”
Additional details from the hospital rankings include:
- Nine Cleveland Clinic programs placed in the Top 3 nationally – cardiology/heart surgery; diabetes/endocrinology; gastroenterology/GI surgery; gynecology; nephrology; orthopedics; pulmonology; rheumatology; and urology, of which Cleveland Clinic Urology, Las Vegas is a part.
- With this year’s No. 2 overall ranking, Cleveland Clinic has been ranked among the country’s Top 5 hospitals for 18 consecutive years.
- Since 1995, no hospital has ranked higher in heart care than Cleveland Clinic.
U.S. News analyzed nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide, with just 3 percent earning a national ranking in even one category. Using objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more, the rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients who need an especially high level of care.
The rankings are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook.
Photo: Courtesy of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health