Cleveland-area hospitals rank among nation's best on US News and World Report list

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals Case Medical Center lead the list of local hospitals in the annual rankings released by U.S. News and World Report.

The Cleveland Clinic ranked nationally in 14 adult and 10 pediatric specialties.

The full rankings for the Cleveland Clinic are:

-- Cancer (#6)
-- Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#1)
-- Diabetes & Endocrinology (#2)
-- Ear, Nose & Throat (#2)
-- Gastroenterology (#2)
-- Geriatrics (#4)
-- Gynecology (#3)
-- Nephrology (#1)
-- Neurology & Neurosurgery (#5)
-- Ophthalmology (#9)
-- Orthopedics (#3)

U.S. News and World Report ranked hospitals around the country. Criteria included reputation, mortality rate and patient safety.

The full rankings for University Hospitals are:

-- Cancer (#18)
-- Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#29)
-- Diabetes & Endocrinology (#38)
-- Ear, Nose & Throat (#19)
-- Gastroenterology (#14)
-- Geriatrics (#27)
-- Gynecology (#27)
-- Nephrology (#31)
-- Neurology & Neurosurgery (#28)
-- Orthopedics (#20)
-- Pulmonology (#38)
-- Urology (#40)

"We are extremely pleased with University Hospitals Case Medical Center's dramatic increase in this year's rankings and to consistently be named among the top academic medical centers in America," said Fred C. Rothstein, MD, President, UH Case Medical Center in a news release. "We are proud to be nationally recognized for our extraordinary commitment to quality, safety and best practices in patient care."

Several other hospitals made the list including: MetroHealth Medical Center, Fairview, Hillcrest, South Pointe, St. John Medical Center, Marymount, Lutheran, Euclid and Lakewood. 

Click here for the complete list from U.S. News and World Report.

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