Monday, April 22, 2024

The Top-Ranked Heart Hospitals in the Mid-Eastern U.S

Nearly 780 hospitals were rated for their capabilities at delivering adult cardiology in the most recent (23-24) U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) rankings of American hospitals.  This analysis graded subject hospitals on multiple metrics related to the outcomes experienced by their adult heart patients, the scale of their adult heart care programs, and the amount of professional recognition a hospital earned from the broader cardiology community.  Among the top 50 ranked U.S. hospitals for adult heart care in the 23-24 survey, fifteen were based in the Mid-Eastern U.S., a region that includes five states and the District of Columbia.  This included four hospitals that ranked among the top ten heart hospitals nationally and eight in total that ranked in the top twenty.  In the 23-24 survey, no other region of the country had as many top-quality heart hospitals as the Mid-Eastern U.S.  Here is a summary look at the top-ranked heart hospitals in the Mid-Eastern U.S. from the 23-24 USNWR survey:

The Top-Ranked Heart Hospitals in the Mid-Eastern U.S.


The Top-Ranked Heart Hospitals in the Mid-Eastern U.S.


Location:  New York City
National Rank:  #4 (See ranking details)

Location:  New York City
National Rank:  #5 (See ranking details)

Location:  New York City 
National Rank:  #6 (See ranking details)



Location:  Manhasset, NY
National Rank:  #12 (See ranking details)

Location:  Baltimore, MD
National Rank:  #13 (See ranking details)

New York, NY
National Rank:  #16 (See ranking details)

Location:  Roslyn, NY
National Rank:  #26 (See ranking details)

Location:  Bronx, NY
National Rank:  #31 (See ranking details)

Location:  Washington, DC
National Rank:  #33 (See ranking details)


Hackensack, NJ
National Rank: #42 (See ranking details)

Location:  Morristown, NJ
National Rank:  #44 (See ranking details)

For insight into the metrics used to grade adult cardiology and heart surgery hospitals in the 23-24 U.S. News survey, or to find the cardiology ranking of other Mid-Eastern U.S. hospitals, visit Best Hospitals for Adult Cardiology Care and Heart Surgery

Sunday, April 21, 2024

The Best and Worst States for Family Medicine Physician Pay

There were approximately 112,000 family medicine physicians working in the U.S. as of May 2023 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports.  Most family medicine physicians work in physician offices, with smaller numbers working in hospitals, outpatient care centers, educational institutions, and local government entities. Like many other healthcare professionals with advanced training and technical skills, family medicine physicians earn salaries and wages that are materially higher than the average salary or wage earned by workers in most other occupations. Per BLS estimates, as of May 2023, the national mean wage for family medicine physicians was $240,790.  Pay for the profession varies widely from state to state, with family medicine physicians in some states making significantly more than what their counterparts earn elsewhere. As of May 2023, according to BLS data, the following were the ten best and worst states for family medicine physician pay (based on annual mean wage levels):

The Best and Worst States for Family Medicine Physician Pay

Best Paying States
Wyoming $303,190
Mississippi $292,020
Arizona $288,700
South Carolina $283,300
Kentucky $282,140
Wisconsin $276,580
Georgia $274,650
Iowa $274,300
Alaska $273,740
Nebraska $268,740

Worst Paying States
Texas $214,720
New Jersey $213,320
South Dakota $212,300
Rhode Island $212,130
Vermont $212,050
West Virginia $182,890
Michigan $178,030
Illinois $167,480
Ohio $162,180
Arkansas $129,110

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on April 20, 2024