The Cleveland Clinic and Boston Children’s Hospital are the top-ranked hospitals in the U.S. for adult and children cardiology and heart surgery, according to the U.S. News & World Report's best hospital rankings released on July 21.
For the 26th edition of its rankings, U.S. News ranked hospitals on a 0 to 100 scale based on four elements: reputation with specialists (accounted for 27.5 percent of the score); survival (32.5 percent); patient safety (10 percent); and other care-related indicators such as nurse staffing, patient volume and clinically-proven technologies (30 percent).
Hospitals were considered only if they were nonfederal community facilities and met any of the four following criteria: teaching-hospital status; medical school affiliation; 200 or more beds set up and staffed; or 100 or more beds set up and staffed plus availability of at least four medical technologies that U.S. News considered important for high-quality care.
The top 10 hospitals for adult cardiology and heart surgery were:
- Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio (score of 100)
- Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. (score of 99.3)
- New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell in New York (score of 83.7)
- Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston (score of 83.3)
- Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston (score of 79.5)
- Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C. (score of 78.5)
- Mount Sinai Hospital in New York (score of 74.0)
- Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian in Philadelphia (score of 73.1)
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago (score of 72.5)
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles (score of 71.9)
For children’s hospitals, U.S. News gave equal weight to the following three categories: outcomes, process and structure. The rankings considered outcomes such as survival, safety and improvements in quality of life.
The top 10 children’s hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery were:
- Boston Children’s Hospital (score of 100)
- Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston (score of 93.0)
- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (score of 89.4)
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (score of 88.2)
- Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (score of 86.5)
- University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (score of 86.4)
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (score of 85.1)
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (score of 83.5)
- New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley-Komansky Children’s Hospital (score of 81.2)
- Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (score of 79.5)
For the full rankings, click here.