U.S. News publishes the Best Hospitals guide annually to serve as a reference for patients who need a high level of care because they face a particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or added risk because of other health problems or age. Three weighted factors are used to rank hospitals, including hospital structure, reputation and outcomes. Check out where Emory hospitals landed on the rankings:
Emory University Hospital
For the third year in a row, U.S. News and World Report named Emory University Hospital the number one hospital in metro Atlanta and in Georgia. Emory University Hospital includes Emory Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital.
Nationally, Emory University Hospital ranked in 10 adult specialty areas:
- Ophthalmology (#14 up from 16)
- Cancer (#24 up from 44),
- Cardiology and heart surgery (#16 up from 44)
- Neurology and neurosurgery (#15 up from 40)
- Diabetes and endocrinology #23
- Ear, nose and throat #24
- Geriatrics #21
- Gastroenterology and GI Surgery #41
- Gynecology #42
- Nephrology #42
- Urology #25.
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory University Hospital Midtown held strong as third in metro Atlanta and fourth in Georgia. The hospital also was noted as high-performing in 11 specialties, including:
- Cardiology and heart surgery
- Diabetes and endocrinology
- Ear, nose and throat
- Gastroenterology and GI surgery
- Neurology and neurosurgery
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital came in at seventh in Atlanta and 11th in Georgia, performing highly in:
- Ear, nose and throat
Only 19 hospitals out of the 181 in Georgia ranked this year. To be considered, metro areas must have at least one million residents and must have at least two hospitals in that area that are either nationally ranked in at least one specialty or considered high performing in at least four specialties. State rankings follow the same methodology with two or more nationally ranked specialties or being named high performing for inclusion.
The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.
The rankings have been published at www.health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014-15 guidebook, available on newsstands on August 27.