U.S. News & World Report revised its ranking of national hospitals today. And it’s great news for Atlanta. Even better news for Emory.
While I usually like to find and highlight the Atlanta perspective on national articles, this time that’s not necessary. Here’s how U.S. News presents its findings from 52 metro areas:
Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital is among the nation’s elite medical centers. It is one of only 152 of the country’s 4,852 hospitals to be named a U.S. News Best Hospital in even a single specialty in the 2010-11 national rankings. And while most of the 152 are ranked in just a few of the 16 specialties that Best Hospitals covers, Emory is ranked in 11.
Fifteen minutes away, on the other side of the Northeast Expressway, Piedmont Hospital is less well-known. Nevertheless, it is among the best hospitals in the Atlanta area.
Not too shabby.
Here are the Top 5 hospitals in Atlanta:
|Metro rank||Hospital||No. of specialties (nationally ranked)||No. of specialties (high-performing)||Recognized in…|
|#1|| Emory University Hospital
|11||4||Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; +12 other specialties.|
|#2|| Shepherd Center
|–||11||Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; +8 other specialties.|
|#4||Emory University Hospital Midtown
|–||8||Cancer; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; +5 other specialties.|
|–||6||Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; +3 other specialties.|
The complete list is available here: Best Hospitals in Atlanta, GA
- Woman gets new hand in Emory operation (ajc.com)
- Emory partnership gives St. Joseph’s a lift (ajc.com)