Best Hospitals Ranking 2010

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the nation’s hospitals. They have an honor roll of the top 14 hospitals in the nation (link), and separate ranked lists for different specialties.

I’m proud to see that both University of Michigan Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital – both institutions where I did some training – are on the honor roll. Johns Hopkins Hospital came out at #1 this year, as it has for many years.

Locally, Orlando Regional (ORMC) cracked the top 30 in 2 pediatric specialties, pediatric orthopedics & cardiac surgery. The Bascom Palmer Eye Center at the University of Miami was rated #1 in Ophthalmology. Well done!

As always, these listings can vary depending on the weighting of the individual components that go into the scoring system, so if you don’t see your favorite hospital, don’t despair.

I’ve always joked with my wife that if I ever get really sick, I would go to Ann Arbor or Boston. Of course, I was only half-serious. But maybe it’s not such a bad idea after all! Hmm….

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