Duke Medical Center In Sixth Place on U.S. News 'Best Hospitals' Honor Roll
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 fourth consecutive year that Duke has placed sixth on the list. The rankings are included in the July 28, 2003 edition of the magazine.
The top 10 institutions on the Honor Roll are:
- Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
- Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
- UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
- Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
- Cleveland Clinic
- Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
- University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
- University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor
- University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
"We are pleased that U.S. News & World Report has once again included Duke amongst the very best medical centers in the United States. This designation is a reflection of the talent and dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff," said William J. Fulkerson Jr., M.D., CEO of Duke University Hospital.
The annual U.S. News rankings of 203 medical centers, winnowed from 6,003 hospitals across the country, highlight 17 specialties. Duke University Medical Center was ranked in 16 of these:
4th Heart & Heart Surgery 5th Geriatrics 5th Gynecology 6th Orthopedics 7th Cancer 8th Digestive Disorders 8th Eyes 8th Kidney Disease 8th Urology 9th Respiratory Disorders 9th Rheumatology 10th Psychiatry 13th Neurology & Neurosurgery 16th Hormonal Disorders 19th Pediatrics 21st Ear, Nose and Throat
This is the 14th 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. Additional information can be found at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.