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Top-Ranked Hospitals for Nephrology

Nephrology is made up of 1,670 hospitals. All are experienced in treating difficult cases — a hospital is listed only if at least 183 inpatients who needed a high level of expertise in this specialty were treated there in 2009, 2010 and 2011 or if enough specialists recommended the hospital for such patients. The top 50 hospitals are ranked, based on score. The rest are listed alphabetically.

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Rank Hospital U.S. News Score Reputation with specialists Survival Success in keeping patients safe Nephrology patient volume Nurse staffing Nurse Magnet recognition
#1

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

100.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 29.6%

Strong=15.0%-​49.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected=9-​10

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Highest

100

2,208 discharges

Highest=700 or above

Highest

100

Score: 3.0

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#2

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

94.6 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 26.7%

Strong=15.0%-​49.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

2,574 discharges

Highest=700 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.4

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#5

Brigham and Women's Hospital

84.2 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 25.8%

Strong=15.0%-​49.9%

Better than expected

75

Score: 7

Better than expected=7-​8

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

1,211 discharges

Highest=700 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.3

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#5

Massachusetts General Hospital

84.2 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 23.8%

Strong=15.0%-​49.9%

Better than expected

75

Score: 7

Better than expected=7-​8

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

1,385 discharges

Highest=700 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.3

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#3

New York-​Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

New York, NY

89.2 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 21.7%

Strong=15.0%-​49.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected=9-​10

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

3,855 discharges

Highest=700 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.2

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: x

#4

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

86.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 15.1%

Strong=15.0%-​49.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

1,548 discharges

Highest=700 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.2

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#12

Barnes-​Jewish Hospital/​Washington University

St. Louis, MO

79.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 12.3%

Significant=3.0%-​14.9%

Better than expected

75

Score: 8

Better than expected=7-​8

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Highest

100

2,807 discharges

Highest=700 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.2

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#10

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN

81.4 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 12.1%

Significant=3.0%-​14.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected=9-​10

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

1,632 discharges

Highest=700 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.4

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#8

UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

82.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 11.6%

Significant=3.0%-​14.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Highest

100

1,728 discharges

Highest=700 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.9

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#13

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

77.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 10.6%

Significant=3.0%-​14.9%

Better than expected

75

Score: 8

Better than expected=7-​8

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

1,220 discharges

Highest=700 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.6

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

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