A plum for Cleveland: Clinic gets top cardiology ranking

The Cleveland Clinic topped the list of best hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery in the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking by specialty. The report includes a scorecard for 708 hospitals across the U.S.

Cardiology is one of 16 specialties broken out by the magazine, with cardiology and 11 other specialties based on data and four others on reputation. The analysis includes nonfederal community hospitals that met criteria that range from status to bed size to technical capabilities. The inclusion criteria also assessed patient volume, making 1,907 hospitals eligible for at least one specialty.

Analysts assessed cardiology and other data-driven specialties on reputation, patient survival, patient safety and care-related factors. The hospitals were then scored, with 100 being the top score, and the top 50 scores were ranked.

Here are the top 10 for cardiology and their scores:

  1. Cleveland Clinic (100)
  2. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. (97)
  3. New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell in New York City (85)
  4. Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C. (76.6)
  5. Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston (76.3)
  6. Massachusetts general Hospital in Boston (74.5)
  7. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian in Philadelphia (74)
  8. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles (73.2)
  9. St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, N.Y. (73)
  10. Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City (71.7)

The list of the top 50 plus others without scores is available here.