Cleveland Clinic’s heart, urology and nephrology programs are ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2013,” a ranking that compares more than 5,000 hospitals.
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This marks the 18th straight year that Cleveland Clinic’s cardiology and heart surgery care have earned the No. 1 slot. Urology and nephrology join the heart program with No. 1 rankings for the first time this year. There were plenty of accolades for other programs, too.
By the numbers, here is how Cleveland Clinic stacks up:
3: Top rankings for heart (No. 1), nephrology (No. 1) and urology (No. 1)
18: Years in a row that Cleveland Clinic’s cardiology and heart surgery care have earned a No. 1 ranking
No. 1: Cleveland Clinic’s overall ranking in Ohio
No. 4: Cleveland Clinic’s overall ranking in the nation
7: Specialties ranked in the top 2 nationally, including diabetes/endocrinology (No. 2); ear, nose and throat (No. 2); gastroenterology (No. 2); and rheumatology (No. 2)
12: Specialties ranked in the top 5 nationally, including geriatrics (No. 4), gynecology (No. 3), neurology/neurosurgery (No. 5), orthopedics (No. 3), and pulmonology (No. 3)
14: Specialties ranked in the top 10 nationally, including cancer (No. 6) and ophthalmology (No. 9)
“The U.S. News rankings are a tribute to all of our employees and their continued dedication to the health and well-being of our patients,” says Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic. “While the rankings are gratifying, our challenge is to continue to get better, through an ongoing commitment to teamwork, innovation and compassionate, quality care.”
U.S. News also ranks hospitals by state and region, and seven of Cleveland Clinic’s regional hospitals placed within the Top 10 of Cleveland-area hospitals. And in June, U.S. News released rankings for children’s hospitals. Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital earned national rankings in all 10 specialties, including No. 3 in neurology/neurosurgery and No. 9 in gastroenterology.
Read more about Cleveland Clinic’s rankings.