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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
For 25 years, U.S. News has been ranking the nation’s top medical centers.

Here’s a spread from our first Best Hospitals ranking in 1990. For the 2014-15 data, which was released today, click here.

For 25 years, U.S. News has been ranking the nation’s top medical centers.

Here’s a spread from our first Best Hospitals ranking in 1990. For the 2014-15 data, which was released today, click here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
U.S. News Ranks Best Hospitals 2012-2013

This year, the Honor Roll is led for the first time by Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Mass General displaces Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, which held the list’s No. 1 spot for 21 consecutive years. Three other hospitals joined the Honor Roll this year: NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.The rankings are based largely on objective measures of hospital performance, such as patient survival rates, and structural resources, such as nurse staffing levels. Each hospital’s reputation, as determined by a survey of physician specialists, is also a factor in the ranking methodology.

[See the Honor Roll in Pictures]

U.S. News Ranks Best Hospitals 2012-2013

This year, the Honor Roll is led for the first time by Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Mass General displaces Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, which held the list’s No. 1 spot for 21 consecutive years. Three other hospitals joined the Honor Roll this year: NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.

The rankings are based largely on objective measures of hospital performance, such as patient survival rates, and structural resources, such as nurse staffing levels. Each hospital’s reputation, as determined by a survey of physician specialists, is also a factor in the ranking methodology.

[See the Honor Roll in Pictures]
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We’ve launched our Best Diets rankings and our own Lindsay Lyon came out on Good Morning America to talk about it.

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If prospective students or their advisers are using the U.S. News law school rankings as the only basis to choose one law school over another, that would be the absolutely incorrect usage of the rankings. As prospective law school students research and weigh different schools’ intangible attributes, U.S. News’s rankings can help them compare each school’s academic excellence. However, rankings should only supplement—and not replace—careful thought and emphasis on all the factors that really matter. The rankings can inform a person’s thinking, but they shouldn’t be used as the easy answer. We urge everyone to use them wisely. Bob Morse: Avoid Overemphasizing Law School Rankings