Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic garnered top honors among hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology-related care, as announced today in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals survey.
The Mayo Clinic also earned the top spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll, earning highest honors overall among all specialties included in the annal report. The top ten hospitals for endocrinology and diabetes care were ranked as follows:
- Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
- Cleveland Clinic
- Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
- Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
- UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
- New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, N.Y.
- Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
- UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
- University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
The report included an evaluation of the top 50 hospitals in diabetes and endocrinology. Hospitals evaluated for best care in diabetes and endocrinology were awarded points for quality care in the following service areas:
- genetic testing/counseling,
- infection isolation space
- pain-management program
- palliative care
- patient-controlled anesthesia
- translation services
- wound-management services
An extensive list of diagnoses and procedures were also evaluated, with points awarded based on perceived severity and demand for procedures.
William F. Young, Jr.
“We’re pleased to again be ranked number one in diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News and World Report. It’s a testimony to the dedication of our staff and our focus on patient care, research and education for over a century,” William F. Young Jr., MD, chair of Mayo Clinic’s endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism and nutrition division, told Endocrine Today.
Steven J. Corwin
“We are honored to once again be recognized as the top hospital in New York and among the best in the nation,” said Steven J. Corwin, MD, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. “This achievement is made possible by our trustees and our amazing team of doctors, nurses and staff, who are dedicated to providing the highest-quality and most compassionate care, every day to every patient. Together with our affiliated medical schools, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, we are committed to delivering outstanding patient-centered care, training the nation’s best physicians and conducting cutting-edge clinical research. This recognition by U.S. News & World Report validates our commitment.”
Best hospitals, all specialties
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. was given the number one spot on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll, with 29 total points from top placement in 15 specialties. In second place on the honor roll, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston had 28 points across 15 specialties; Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore was positioned third, with 26 points across 15 specialties.
U.S. News & World Report published its first report on hospitals in 1990. Since that time, the report has grown to include 16 specialties: cancer; neurology and neurosurgery; cardiology and heart surgery; ophthalmology; orthopedics; ear, nose and throat; pulmonology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; psychiatry; geriatrics; rehabilitation; gynecology; rheumatology; nephrology; and urology. The list has changed over the years. HIV/AIDS was removed from the list in 1998 once its treatment had moved primarily to outpatient settings. In 2007, pediatrics was separated from the list and a separate report on pediatric hospitals was developed.
The data for the report are mostly derived from information provided by the American Hospital Association using a metric U.S. News & World Report called an “index of hospital quality,” based on structure, process, outcomes and patient safety. Structural measures include the amount and types of technology provided, the availability of nursing staff, and other patient services. The process of care measures the ways care is delivered, from diagnosis to treatment, prevention and patient education. Outcomes are based on risk-adjusted overall survival. Because mortality is a key factor in the complex weighting system employed by U.S. News & World Report, ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation and rheumatology are judged using a reputation metric.
To be eligible for inclusion in the report, a hospital must be a member in the council of teaching hospitals, be affiliated with a medical school, or have at least 200 beds and associated staff or at least 100 beds and at least four “key technologies” such as advanced imaging devices, a cardiac ICU and robotic surgery. Other criteria include statistics related to volume and discharge.
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Data reprinted with permission from U.S. News & World Report.