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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Duke University Hospital Among Nation’s Best

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Sarah Avery
Sarah Avery
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DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University Hospital has been named the No. 16 medical center in the country by U.S. News & World Report, which released its annual hospital rankings today.

In addition to being included on the national Honor Roll, Duke University Hospital remains No. 1 in North Carolina and No. 1 in the Raleigh-Durham area.

Honor Roll designations were awarded to just 20 hospitals out of nearly 5,000 institutions across the country. Rankings consider patient safety, survival rates, technology, and the hospital’s excellence in a number of specialties. Duke has earned a spot in the rankings for more than 20 years.

Duke University Hospital also earned top-20 rankings in seven adult specialties in the 2016-17 report:

  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery (No. 5)
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology (No. 18; two-way tie)
  • Ophthalmology (No. 6)
  • Orthopedics (No. 15)
  • Pulmonology (No. 5; two-way tie)
  • Rheumatology (No. 13)
  • Urology (No. 9)

In addition, Duke Regional Hospital was ranked No. 16 in North Carolina and No. 6 in the Raleigh-Durham area. Duke Raleigh Hospital was listed at No. 11 in the state and No. 4 in the Triangle.

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