US News publishes annual rankings of best US hospitals

US News & World Report reports that it has published its annual rankings of the best hospitals in the United States for 2015-2016, highlighting “hospitals that perform best in specific areas of care.” Top-ranked hospitals nationally include “University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston (No. 1 in the nation in Cancer), the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio (No. 1 nationally in Cardiology & Heart Surgery) and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, New York (No. 1 in Orthopedics).”

Meanwhile, the US News Best Regional Hospitals rankings “also take into account how each hospital performed in five areas of common care, including hip and knee replacement surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure and the chronic lung disease COPD.”

According to the article, the “greatest concentrations of standout regional hospitals lie in the New York metro area, where New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell ranked first among 120 general medical and surgical hospitals in greater New York City.”

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