These Are the 20 Best Hospitals in the U.S.

When people think of the best medical facility in the U.S. — if not the world — one institution typically comes to mind: the Mayo Clinic.

That reputation for excellence is well-deserved, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest Best Hospitals rankings. The publication says the Rochester, Minnesota-based facility is the best hospital in the nation. This year’s rankings — the 30th that U.S. News has released — spans 25 adult specialties, procedures and conditions. U.S. News says it evaluated nearly every community hospital in the nation. According to the publication:

Of the hospitals included in U.S. News’ analysis, 20 made what the publication calls its “Honor Roll.” U.S. News says the following hospitals deliver “exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care”:

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • NYU Langone Hospitals, New York City
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
  • University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, California
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City
  • UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Pittsburgh
  • Keck Hospital of USC, Los Angeles
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia (tie for No. 18)
  • Mayo Clinic-Phoenix (tie for No. 18)
  • Houston Methodist Hospital (tie for No. 20)
  • Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut (tie for No. 20)

In addition, U.S. News ranked the top five hospitals in each of three specialties. They are:

Cardiology and heart surgery

  1. Cleveland Clinic
  2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  3. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
  4. New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City
  5. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston


  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, Boston


  • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
  • NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York City

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