137 hospitals earned national distinction in at least one of the 16 adult specialties studied in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of American hospitals. An examination of those rankings reveals that some of the very best teaching hospitals in the U.S. are based in the Mid-East region of the country. Today we take a look at the top 5 teaching hospitals in the region as derived from the U.S. News study.
|Top 5 Teaching Hospitals|
The 951 bed, Baltimore based, Johns Hopkins Hospital is not just the top teaching hospital in the region, it is one of the very best hospitals in the nation, earning 3rd place nationally in the U.S. News rankings. Johns Hopkins earned distinction in 15 of 16 adult specialties studied in the U.S. News survey. This includes best in the nation in Rheumatology, 3rd best nationally in 4 other specialties (Ear, Nose & Throat, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, and Psychiatry) and top 10 rankings in 6 more specialties (Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology and Urology). Johns Hopkins also has strong credentials in children's medicine as it earned national distinction in 10 of 10 pediatric specialties examined in the U.S. News study.
New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, based in New York City, also earned national recognition in 15 adult specialties. This 2,262 bed teaching hospital is #1 in the nation in Psychiatry, #3 nationally in three specialties (Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology and Rheumatology) and ranks in the top 12 nationally in seven other specialties (Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology, Rehabilitation and Urology). Like Johns Hopkins, New York-Presbyterian has a strong presence in children's medicine, earning national rankings in 10 pediatric specialties. New York-Presbyterian is also rated as a top 10 hospital nationally in the most recent U.S. News survey.
Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, which is nationally ranked in 13 adult specialties, is the third highest ranking teaching hospital in the Mid-East region. Based in Philadelphia, this 784 bed teaching hospital ranks in the top 10 nationally in four specialties (Ear, Nose & Throat, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology and Pulmonology) and in the top 15 nationally in seven other adult specialties. Penn Presbyterian is not only a leading teaching hospital in the Mid-East region, the U.S. News study rates it among the 10 best nationally, too.
UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center also ranks nationally in 13 adult specialties. UPMC, which has 1,528 beds, ranks in the top 10 nationally in five adult specialties (Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Rheumatology, Psychiatry and Orthopedics) and in the top 15 nationally in 3 others. Although ranking in the same number of adult specialties as Penn Presbyterian, and ranking in the top 10 nationally in one more specialty, overall UPMC scored below its in-State neighbor in the U.S. News survey as it had fewer top 15 and top 25 rankings. That said, UPMC is definitely one of the preeminent hospitals in the country, earning a top 15 spot nationally in the U.S. News rankings.
Rounding out the Mid-East Region's Top 5 Teaching Hospitals is the 791 bed, New York City based, NYU Langone Medical Center. NYU Langone Medical Center ranks nationally in 12 adult specialties, with top 10 rankings in five specialties (Orthopedics, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation). Among all hospitals nationally, NYU Langone Medical Center earned recognition in the U.S. News study as among the top 15 hospitals in the country.