The rankings include 22 hospitals that made the honor roll, and some organizations also earned high marks in specialty care.
Among thousands of hospitals across the country, U.S. News & World Report named less than two dozen on its honor roll.
U.S. News released its 2023-24 Best Hospitals rankings Tuesday morning. The annual rankings are viewed by millions of consumers, and many hospitals cite their high marks in their branding efforts.
This year, U.S. News selected 22 hospitals for its honor roll. U.S. News said the hospitals were recognized for “demonstrating exceptional breadth of excellence across clinical specialties.”
U.S. News named 484 “Best Regional Hospitals” for providing top-notch care.
In addition, U.S. News also named the top hospitals in specialties such as cancer, cardiology and neurology. (See the full list from U.S. News.)
Eric Gertler, U.S. News executive chairman and CEO, said the rankings provide valuable information to help patients find the right hospital for their needs. This is the 34th year of the U.S. News ranking of hospitals.
“Helping consumers make decisions that are based on facts and driven by data is the cornerstone of our mission,” Gertler said in a statement.
U.S. News says it used data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in its analysis, along with information provided by professional organizations and medical experts in certain specialties.
This year, U.S. News says it is giving more weight to objective data and relying less on expert opinion in developing the rankings. The rankings are also including more data on outpatient procedures and giving greater consideration to how hospitals are faring in health equity.
In June, Penn Medicine criticized the rankings and said it wasn’t going to market its place among the Best Hospitals. Penn said the rankings give too much weight to inpatient care and on patients on Medicare. Nonetheless, Penn Medicine’s Penn Presbyterian Medical Center landed on the Honor Roll.
U.S. News says it constantly refines its methodology and strives to give consumers credible information to evaluate hospitals. (Ben Harder, U.S. News chief of health analysis, talks about the rankings in this video.)
The hospitals earning spots in the U.S. News Honor Roll are listed below, alphabetically by state.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, Stanford
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
UCSF San Diego Health-LaJolla and Hillcrest Hospitals, San Diego
UCSF Health-UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
Northwestern Medicine-Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
University of Michigan Health-Ann Arbor
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell
North Shore University Hospital at Northwell Health, Manhasset, N.Y.
NYU Langone Hospitals, New York
Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Houston Methodist Hospital
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas