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The Top 10 Best Hospitals in the United States

Health care is a sensitive issue in the United States. It has been the subject of a lot of passionate debates and discussions. Through all this, hospitals try to remain insulated from politics, as t

Health care is a sensitive issue in the United States. It has been the subject of a lot

of passionate debates and discussions. Through all this, hospitals try to remain

insulated from politics, as they have to continue providing quality service to its

patients no matter what happens. Here is a list of the top 10 best hospitals in the

United States.

10 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The University of Pittsburg Medical Center, or UPMC, is a teaching hospital that has

20 medical facilities around the world. It has more than 54,000 employees, 4,200

beds, 400 outpatient sites and a health insurance division with 1.5 million members.

It is in the top 10 of 10 different specialty areas as determined by the US News &

World Report. It is also ranked highly in six other specialties. Established in 1893, it

has its headquarters in Pittsburgh and earns revenues of more than $9 billion.

9 Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a teaching hospital based in Boston. It has 777

beds and serves nearly 46,000 admitted patients every year. Its surgical facilities

perform nearly 20,000 inpatient and more than 12,000 outpatient surgeries every

year. It ranks highly in 13 different adult specialties.

8 Duke University Medical Center

Duke University Medical Center is a teaching hospital based in Durham in North

Carolina. It has 924 beds and is considered as the flagship of the Duke University

Health System. It is one of the three Level I referral centers in the state’s Research

Triangle, with the other two being the University of North Carolina Hospital in

Chapel Hill and Wake Med Raleigh in Raleigh. Duke University Medical Center was

established in 1930 and started out as a small regional hospital. It has since grown

to become a full-fledged academic medical center.

7 New York Presbyterian Hospital

New York Presbyterian Hospital is a university hospital based in New York City. It

is considered as one of the best hospitals in the world and it is affiliated with two

schools from the prestigious Ivy League; Columbia and Cornell. The hospital

is composed of a couple of medical centers; the Columbia University Medical

Center and the Weill Cornell Medical Center. It is a major referral center both

regionally and internationally. It was chartered in 1996 but it can trace its roots to

way back in 1771 when King George III granted a charter to the New York Hospital.

The Presbyterian Hospital, on the other hand, was formed in 1868. The two then

merged in the 90ès and it is now the largest private employer in the entire city.

6 Barnes Jewish Hospital

Barnes Jewish hospital is a teaching hospital based in St. Louis. It is considered

to be the largest hospital in the entire state of Missouri. It is affiliated with the   Washington University School of Medicine. It was formed in 1996 after the merger of Barnes Hospital and The Jewish Hospital, two medical facilities that stood a couple of blocks away from each other in Forest Park. It traces its roots to 1892 when Barnes Hospital was established through the bequest of Robert A. Barnes and to 1902 when   the Jewish community in the city built The Jewish Hospital.

5 Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is an affiliate of the University of

California, Los Angeles. It is one of the medical facilities under the UCLA Health

System, a healthcare system considered to be one of the most comprehensive and

advanced in the world. It has research centers that cover practically all the major

specialties of medicine and dentistry. It is also the primary teaching hospital of

the David Geffen School of Medicine of the university. It is considered as the best

hospital on the entire West Coast.

4 Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic is an academic medical center located in Ohio. Its affiliate

university is the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western

Reserve University. Established in 1921, it is one of the largest private medical

centers in the world. It is considered as one of the best hospitals for cardiac care. Its

urology center has the largest full time faculty in the country. It is also ranked as the

best in nephrology.

3 Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic is a medical research center based in Rochester in Minnesota. It

is a non-profit medical group whose practice is distinguished by integrated care. It

specializes in treating difficult cases and spends over half a billion a year just for

research. It has under its employ more than 3,800 physicians and almost 51,000

other medical staff. It is considered the best in the fields of gastroenterology and

gynecology, as well as in the treatment of diabetes, endocrine disorders and

kidney diseases. It also ranked highly in cardiology, neurology, orthopedics and

pulmonology.

2 Johns Hopkins Hospital

Johns Hopkins Hospital is a teaching hospital located in Baltimore. It is affiliated

with the School of Medicine of Johns Hopkins University. It is considered as the

birthplace of modern American medicine and is credited with pioneering medical

traditions like rounds and residents. Established in 1889, it has 982 beds available

for patients. It is considered as the top ranked hospital in the fields of ear, nose and

throat, neurology, rheumatology, psychiatry and geriatrics. It also has an outstanding

radiology department considered as the best within a hospital and in interventional

radiology.

1 Massachusetts General Hospital

The Massachusetts General Hospital is a teaching hospital based in Boston. It

is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Established in 1811, it has 1,057 beds

available for patients. It boasts of 11 Nobel Prize winners. It is considered as the

best hospital in the country, having been ranked prominently in all adult and pediatric

specialties. It was the first hospital in the state to receive a Magnet recognition, an

award that is considered the highest honor for nursing excellence. It employs more

than 14,000 people, making it the largest non-government employer in the city.

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