Top Rankings from U.S. News

Cleveland Clinic now ranks as the No. 2 hospital in the nation and continues to rank as the No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery for the 22nd consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2016-17.”

 “I’m incredibly proud of this organization,” says Toby Cosgrove, MD, Cleveland Clinic CEO and President. “It is a group of people who have come together to deliver absolutely world-class care. We couldn’t have done it without everybody’s participation. The recognition is justly deserved, and I’m very proud of the organization and everybody who works here.”

Cleveland Clinic is one of just 20 hospitals nationwide to earn a place on U.S. News’ 2016-17 Honor Roll, which recognizes hospitals delivering exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care. Cleveland Clinic has ranked in the top 5 for 18 consecutive years.

U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2016-17” also named Cleveland Clinic the No. 1 hospital in Ohio and the Cleveland area. In all, 13 Cleveland Clinic specialties placed in the Top 10 nationally, including nine in the Top 3 nationwide.

An Unprecedented Achievement

Since 1995, no hospital has ranked higher in heart care than Cleveland Clinic.

“We are very grateful, honored and encouraged to be recognized for 22 years as the best hospital in the country for heart care,” says Lars Svensson, MD, PhD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute and holder of the Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, Chair for Heart Disease Research. “We are passionately committed to excellent quality of care for our patients during a changing healthcare environment.”

Our complete “Best Hospitals 2016-17” rankings are:

Additional Rankings Information

  • Nine Cleveland Clinic programs placed in the Top 3 nationally – cardiology/heart surgery; diabetes/endocrinology; gastroenterology/GI surgery; gynecology; nephrology; orthopedics; pulmonology; rheumatology; and urology.
  • Fairview Hospital received national rankings in four specialties – pulmonology (26), gastroenterology/GI surgery (32), cardiology/heart surgery (41) and geriatrics (41) – in addition to being ranked the No. 3 hospital in Cleveland and the No. 4 hospital in Ohio.
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General is nationally ranked in pulmonology (42) and is ranked the No. 9 hospital in Ohio.
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida is ranked No. 1 in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale metro area, No. 5 in Florida and is nationally ranked in gastroenterology/GI Surgery (49).
  • Hillcrest Hospital is ranked No. 5 in Cleveland and No. 12 in Ohio.
  • In June, U.S. News released rankings for children’s hospitals. Cleveland Clinic Children’s received rankings in 9 of 10 pediatric specialties. In addition, Cleveland Clinic Children’s ranked highest in Northeast Ohio in cardiology/heart surgery, gastroenterology, and neurology/neurosurgery.

U.S. News analyzed nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide, with just 3 percent earning a national ranking in even one category. Using objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more, the rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients who need an especially high level of care.

The full rankings and methodologies are available online and appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, available now for pre-sale.