CLEVELAND — U.S. News & World Report has released its annual Best Hospital rankings, and Cleveland is once again well represented.
Once again, Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus is ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation at No. 4 overall. While that marks a slight drop from the last two years (No. 2), it still held onto its position as America's best hospital for cardiology and heart surgery for the 28th year in a row.
The Clinic also ranked in the top five in five other specialties, along with seven more in the top 10. Out of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated by the publication, just 164 received a ranking in at least one category, and Main Campus is in the overall top five for a 24th straight cycle.
Clinic CEO and President Dr. Tom Mihaljevic released the following statement:
"These rankings are a recognition of our caregivers' compassion and expertise. While this has been a challenging time for all of healthcare, our commitment to delivering the best care possible has not changed. We continue to be dedicated to our goal to be the best place to receive care and best place to work in healthcare. Every day and with every patient, we strive to improve our high standards and outcomes."
Besides Main Campus, three other Cleveland Clinic-run hospitals in Northeast Ohio received specialty honors, with South Pointe in Warrensville Heights making its debut for geriatrics:
- Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital: No. 45 (tie) in neurology & neurosurgery
- Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital: No. 34 in cardiology and heart surgery, No. 39 in gastroenterology and GI surgery, and No. 45 (tie) neurology and neurosurgery
- Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital: No. 49 in geriatrics
Fairview had been ranked in the top 40 for orthopedics a year ago, but fell out of the rankings in 2022-23.
In addition, Main Campus was rated as the best hospital in both the state and the Cleveland metropolitan area, with several other facilities receiving local recognition:
- Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital: No. 3 in the Cleveland metro area; No. 4 in Ohio
- Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital: No. 4 in Cleveland metro area; No. 5 in Ohio (tie)
- Cleveland Clinic Akron General: No. 1 in Akron metro area; No. 7 in Ohio (tie)
- Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital: No. 5 in Cleveland metro area (tie); No. 12 in Ohio (tie)
- Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital: No. 19 in Ohio
The Clinic also operates multiple locations out of Florida, with Weston Hospital in particular ranking 37th in the nation for gastroenterology and GI surgery. Weston was also rated as the Sunshine State's fifth-best hospital overall and No. 1 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, with Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach coming in a tie for Florida 18th-best hospital and Martin Health in Stuart tied for 31st.
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center was also well-represented as Ohio's third-best facility, with national rankings in four different specialties:
- Ear, nose and throat: 17th
- Cardiology and heart surgery: 38th
- Neurology and neurosurgery: 39th
- Geriatrics: 46th
While the findings represent a significant rise in ear, nose, and throat care, UH's main campus dropped slightly in the other three categories and fell out of the cancer rankings altogether. Still, the system's top officials lauded the results, with Cleveland Medical Center President Stathis Antoniades saying:
"Consistent with our reputation as one of the nation’s top academic medical centers, UH Cleveland Medical Center is once again recognized for clinical excellence. These specialty rankings reflect the tireless efforts of the entire UH caregiving team whose dedication to our mission, vision and values has made this achievement possible."
Last month, U.S. News & World Report also ranked UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital as one of the country's better children's health care facilities, with nine of its specialties making the top 40.