August 14, 2018
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Mayo Clinic repeats in top honor for nephrology

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For the third year in a row, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota was ranked as the top hospital for nephrology based on a review by U.S. News & World Report. The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland maintained the second spot for best nephrology care for the third year in a row.

Rounding out the top five for the 2018 to 2019 year for kidney care were Johns Hopkins, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center and the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. The Mayo Clinic also received top honors for best hospital overall and had the number one ranking in five other specialties, including diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastroenterologic surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, and neurology and neurosurgery.

“Mayo Clinic's model of care is defined by teamwork, with a group of experts focusing their expertise on one patient at a time,” Mayo said on its website in announcing the rankings. “The high-quality rankings reinforce Mayo Clinic's commitment to patient care.”

Overall, U.S. News & World Report compared more than 4,500 medical centers around the country in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The publication also ranked 200 of the best regional hospitals in metropolitan areas and regions in the United States according to performance. For nephrology, U.S. News & World Report provided information about 1,639 hospitals in nephrology that treated at least 192 Medicare inpatients in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

See the top 50 ranked hospitals for nephrology at