Best Hospitals in North Carolina

North Carolina has four hospitals that are nationally ranked. Seventeen other hospitals met standards for strong performance within the state. U.S. News also ranks hospitals in the Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham metro areas.

How We Rank Hospitals

Rankings in Metro Areas

Best Hospitals by Metro Area

Charlotte, Greensboro/Winston-Salem, Raleigh-Durham

Best Hospitals by Region

Coastal Plain, Mountains, Piedmont

State Rank Hospital No. of Specialties Nationally Ranked No. of Specialties High-Performing
#1

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

Ranked #1 in Raleigh-Durham metro area

Recognized in Piedmont

13 Nationally Ranked Specialties
2 High-Performing Specialties
#2

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Winston-Salem, NC

Recognized in Greensboro/Winston-Salem metro area

Recognized in Piedmont

12 Nationally Ranked Specialties
#3

University of North Carolina Hospitals

Chapel Hill, NC

Ranked #2 in Raleigh-Durham metro area

Recognized in Piedmont

3 Nationally Ranked Specialties
8 High-Performing Specialties
#4

Duke Regional Hospital

Durham, NC

Ranked #3 in Raleigh-Durham metro area

Recognized in Piedmont

1 Nationally Ranked Specialty
9 High-Performing Specialties

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#5

Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

Greensboro, NC

Recognized in Greensboro/Winston-Salem metro area

Recognized in Piedmont

9 High-Performing Specialties
#5

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

Ranked #1 in Charlotte metro area

Recognized in Piedmont

9 High-Performing Specialties
#5

WakeMed Health and Hospitals

Raleigh, NC

Ranked #4 in Raleigh-Durham metro area

Recognized in Piedmont

9 High-Performing Specialties
#8

Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

Ranked #2 in Charlotte metro area

Recognized in Piedmont

8 High-Performing Specialties
#8

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

Winston-Salem, NC

Recognized in Greensboro/Winston-Salem metro area

Recognized in Piedmont

8 High-Performing Specialties
#8

Rex Healthcare

Raleigh, NC

Ranked #5 in Raleigh-Durham metro area

Recognized in Piedmont

8 High-Performing Specialties

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The Methodology & Awards

Gold — Nationally Ranked: hospitals that excel in difficult cases in one or more specialties.

Silver — High-Performing: hospitals in the tier just below nationally ranked Best Hospitals.

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