U.S. News and World Report has released it's annual list of top medical centers in the country and for the first time in 24 years, Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital was not ranked among the top 20.
Two local Mercy Health hospitals are ranked among the top in the state.
"I'd like to thank our nurses, staff, and the excellent providers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine because this national honor is a direct result of their excellent patient care", said University of Colorado Hospital President and CEO Will Cook. Mott was ranked No. 1 in MI and was the only hospital in the state ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties.
Hospital reputation, patient survival rates and adequacy of medical staffing are a few of the factors U.S. News researchers consider in the rankings. General was rated the best hospital in America two years ago and placed third last year. The health system ranked No. 9 in gastroenterology and GI surgery and No. 10 in cardiology and heart surgeries.
Other hospitals on this year's list include Spartanburg Medical Center (No. 2), AnMed Health Medical Center in Anderson (No. 3), McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence (No. 4), Providence Hospital in Columbia (No. 5) and Greer Memorial Hospital (tied for No. 7).
Baystate Medical Center was ranked the third best hospital in MA, rated high performing in nine adult procedures and conditions. Also receiving impressive rankings: Cancer (#12, 3-way-tie), Rheumatology (#12), Nephrology (#13), Rehabilitation (#14), Diabetes and Endocrinology (#17) and Orthopedics (#28, 2-way-tie).
The health system earned national accolades in 15 of the ranking's 16 areas of medical specialties. Michigan Medicine also ranked No. 6 in the areas of care related to ears, nose and throat and pulmonology.
Massachusetts General Hospital has again been named one of the top hospitals in the nation. "Our faculty are known nationwide for their clinical expertise and innovative research and provide some of the best care in the country", said John Reilly, Jr., MD, Dean of the CU School of Medicine.
Earlier this year, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers earned Magnet status designation. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
"Our nurses' achievement in earning Magnet designation signifies their professionalism commitment to providing the finest care possible to the patients and families we serve. This sort of care is of a higher level than most patients need, so except in rare circumstances it's not necessary for patients to look beyond their region's Best Regional Hospitals".