Each year, U.S. News & World Report publishes their annual guide to “America’s Best Hospitals.” For the 20th year in the history of U.S. News & World Report’s hospital rankings, Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital has ranked in the prestigious list.
After evaluating 5,000 national hospitals, 152 were selected for inclusion in the 2010-11 list. As U.S. News & World Report notes, what these hospitals have in common is “their ability to take on and meet the most difficult challenges.”
In addition to being ranked among the nation’s best hospitals, Emory University Hospital placed among the country’s best in 11 of 16 evaluated specialties and garnered top 20 placements in five specialty areas– heart and heart surgery, opthalmology, psychiatry, kidney disorders, and neurology and neurosurgery. For a full list of Emory University Hospital’s specialty rankings, see the table below:
Emory University Hospital was one of only two hospitals from Georgia that placed among the 2010-11 list of the nation’s best hospitals and the only hospital in the state of Georgia to have ranked in more than one specialty area. As Emory Healthcare president and CEO, John T. Fox remarks, “We make a promise and a commitment to our patients and their loved ones each and every day to provide the very best care and service in a patient and family-centered environment. These rankings are but one way we measure our progress in delivering on that promise, and help us to continually improve on our service and challenge ourselves as health care professionals.”
We thank and congratulate every member of the Emory Healthcare team that helped to make this achievement possible. We look forward to seeing next year’s list as Emory Healthcare continues to demonstrate leadership in patient-centered health care.
For more information on the requirements for inclusion on U.S. News & World Report’s list, check out our press release about Emory University Hospital’s national ranking.