Becker's Hospital Review taps top 65 cardiology programs

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How do hospitals reach superior status? According to Becker’s Hospital Review, greatness is based on clinical accolades, quality care and contributing positively to the cardiology community. This year's review selected 65 hospitals that meet that criteria for its list of hospitals with great cardiology programs.

While some programs have been featured on previous rating lists, including U.S. News & World Report, HealthGrades, Thomson Reuters, the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association and American Nurses Credentialing Center, others have simply shown greatness through their status within the field.

The list is not an endorsement of included hospitals or healthcare procedures, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.

The list is as follows and is presented in alphabetical order:

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis;
  • Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh;
  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix,
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis;
  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich.;
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston;
  • Boca  Raton Regional Hospital, Florida;
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston;
  • Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte;
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles;
  • The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati;
  • Cleveland, Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio;
  • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.;
  • Emory University Hospital, Atlanta;
  • Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Ill.;
  • Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, S.C.;
  • Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis.;
  • Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, N.J.;
  • Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia;
  • Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, Richmond, Va.;
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia;
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore;
  • Lake Health, Concord, Ohio;
  • Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.;
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.;
  • Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart, Fla.;
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston;
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.;
  • Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Houston;
  • Methodist Hospital, Houston;
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City;
  • Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Mich.;
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City;
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, N.J.;
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, Ga.;
  • Northside Medical Center, Youngstown, Ohio;
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago;
  • NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City;
  • Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans;
  • Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus;
  • Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte;
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles;
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago;
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, Calif.;
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, Va.;
  • Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.;
  • St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, N.Y.;
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston;
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, Calif.;
  • Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Fla.;
  • Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore;
  • The University of Arizona Medical Center—University Campus, Tucson, Ariz.;
  • University of California, San Francisco Medical Center;
  • University of Chicago Medical Center;
  • The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City;
  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore;
  • University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.;
  • University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Pennsylvania;
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas;
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville;
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond;
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.;
  • Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.;
  • Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y.; and
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, Connecticut.

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