Emory University Hospital among nation’s elite medical centers

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 Ranked Best Hospital Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA
11 4 Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; +12 other specialties.
#2 Ranked Best Hospital Shepherd Center
Atlanta, GA
1 Rehabilitation
#3 Piedmont Hospital
Atlanta, GA
11 Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; +8 other specialties.
#4 Emory University Hospital Midtown
Atlanta, GA
8 Cancer; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; +5 other specialties.
#5 Kennestone Hospital
Marietta, GA
6 Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; +3 other specialties.


The complete list is available here: Best Hospitals in Atlanta, GA


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