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Cleveland Clinic earns top honors: Ranked #2 hospital in America, #1 for heart care

University Hospitals also earned high honors in the new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Clinic has earned top honors once again this year.

The hospital has been ranked the #2 hospital in the United States – also taking the #1 spot for best heart hospital for the 26th consecutive year.

This designation comes from U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 best hospital rankings, which were released Tuesday.

“Cleveland Clinic is constantly focused on safety and quality because it’s the right thing to do,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “Rankings like these by U.S. News – along with those by Leapfrog, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Vizient – are an affirmation of our caregivers’ continued commitment to providing patients with the best care anywhere.”

The Cleveland Clinic also ranked high in the following categories:

  • Geriatrics (2)
  • Gynecology (2)
  • Rheumatology (2)
  • Gastroenterology & GI surgery (3)
  • Pulmonology and lung surgery (4)
  • Urology (4)
  • Cancer (5)
  • Nephrology (5)
  • Diabetes and endocrinology (6)
  • Neurology and neurosurgery (9)
  • Orthopedics (9)
  • Ophthalmology (10)

University Hospitals also earned some high honors in the report, which you can read HERE. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, claimed the #1 spot for best hospital in America.

Other Cleveland Clinic highlights include:

  • Cleveland Clinic has the #1 ranked hospitals in Ohio, and the metro areas of Cleveland, Miami, and Akron.
  • Of the top 5 hospitals in Ohio, three are Cleveland Clinic hospitals – Main campus (1), Hillcrest (4) and Fairview (5).

State and regional rankings:

  • Cleveland Clinic – #1 in Ohio; #1 in Cleveland Metro Area
  • Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital – #4 in Ohio; #3 in Cleveland Metro Area
  • Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital – #5 in Ohio; #4 in Cleveland Metro Area
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General – #7 in Ohio; #1 in Akron Metro Area
  • Cleveland Clinic Weston – #5 (tie) in Florida and #1 (tie) in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale metro area
  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Medical Center – #19 (tie) in Florida
  • Cleveland Clinic Martin Health – #28 (tie) in Florida

“The annual best hospital rankings and ratings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures,” officials said in a press release. “For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. Just 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In most areas of care, the rankings are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.”


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