Mankato Mayo among top hospitals in state

3 Charleston hospitals were named among the best in South Carolina

Johns Hopkins Hospital moves up to #3 among US hospitals

UK HealthCare rankings included: #50 in Cancer, #44 in Neurology and Neurosurgery, #43 in Geriatrics, and #37 in Diabetes and Endocrinology.

Baystate Medical Center was ranked the third best hospital in MA, rated high performing in nine adult procedures and conditions.

For the second year in a row, Mayo Clinic in Rochester has been ranked the best hospital by U.S. News.

KU Hospital was given three stars in those rankings, while St. Luke's got four and Shawnee Mission Medical Center was the only hospital in the metro area to get five.

The rankings compare more than 4,400 hospitals across 16 specialties and nine procedures and conditions.

Michigan Medicine was followed in the state rankings by Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, which earned rankings in 9 adult specialty categories. Also, for the first time this year, U.S. News risk-adjusted for socioeconomic status, adjusted volume to improve comparability among hospitals and used a broader definition of transfer cases to ensure hospitals are rewarded for accepting high-risk patients. "Iowans can be proud of the fact that we are consistently named as one of the nation's best".

Northwestern also remained at the top of the list of best hospital in IL for the sixth year in a row, followed by Rush University Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center, Advocate Christ Medical Center and NorthShore University Health-Evanston Hospital.

In 2016, it reported more than 58,000 emergency department visits - and numbers were trending up this year, according to a recent Board of Regents report.

By the same token, some of the hospitals that didn't make it to U.S. News lists aren't necessarily bad hospitals. Banner University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner University Medical Center Tucson tied for second in the Arizona hospital rankings.

UH Cleveland Medical Center ranked in the top 50 in eight specialties, cancer; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology/GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology/neurosurgery; and orthopedics. Two years ago, Mayo was ranked fourth in the state. General was rated the best hospital in America two years ago and placed third last year.

U.S. News is just one of many organizations producing reports meant to hold health care organizations accountable and help consumers make wise choices.

Among hospitals in Iowa, UI Health Care again earned the top spot, according to the 2017-18 U.S. News report.

Medical University Hospital in Charleston was again named the best hospital in SC, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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