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Duke Medical Center Places Sixth Again on U.S. News 'Best Hospitals' Honor Roll


Duke Health News 919-660-1306

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University Medical Center is again on the U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll of best hospitals. This is the fifth consecutive year that Duke has placed sixth on the list. The rankings are included in the July 12, 2004 edition of the magazine.

The top 10 institutions on the Honor Roll are:

1. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
3. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
4. Cleveland Clinic
5. UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
6. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
6. University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
8. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
9. New York-Presbyterian Hospital
10. University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

The annual U.S. News rankings of 177 medical centers, winnowed from 6,012 hospitals across the country, highlight 17 specialties. Duke University Medical Center was ranked in 16 of these:

3rd Heart & Heart Surgery
4th Geriatrics
6th Cancer
6th Gynecology
7th Urology
7th Respiratory Disorders
8th Orthopedics
8th Digestive Disorders
8th Eyes
9th Kidney Disease
9th Rheumatology
11th Psychiatry
15th Hormonal Disorders
18th Neurology & Neurosurgery
21st Pediatrics
27th Ear, Nose and Throat

This is the 15th year that U.S. News has compiled the rankings. The methodology currently used was devised in 1993 by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, which carries out the analysis and refines it as needed.

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