Best Hospitals Honor Roll 2008

U.S. News analyzed data on 5,453 medical centers to produce this year's 16 specialty rankings.

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U.S. News analyzed data on 5,453 medical centers to produce this year's 16 specialty rankings. Only 170 hospitals were ranked in one or more specialties and, of those, just 19 were of Honor Roll caliber. To be in this elite group, which rewards breadth of excellence, a hospital had to achieve high scores in six or more specialties. The order is based on points—a hospital earned 2 points for ranking at or close to the top in a specialty, 1 point if ranked slightly lower.

1 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
30 points in 15 specialties
2 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
28 points in 15 specialties
3 Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
25 points in 14 specialties
4 Cleveland Clinic
25 points in 13 specialties
5 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
24 points in 12 specialties
6 New York-Presbyterian Univ. Hosp. of Columbia and Cornell
22 points in 12 specialties
7 University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
21 points in 11 specialties
8 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
18 points in 11 specialties
8 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
18 points in 11 specialties
10 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
18 points in 10 specialties
10 University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
18 points in 10 specialties
12 Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
17 points in 11 specialties
13 University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
14 points in 9 specialties
14 UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
13 points in 8 specialties
15 Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
12 points in 7 specialties
16 Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif.
10 points in 7 specialties
17 University of Chicago Medical Center
9 points in 8 specialties
18 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
8 points in 7 specialties
19 Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
8 points in 6 specialties