Cleveland Clinic is again No. 1 in heart, moves into top 10 in cancer
For the 16th consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked as the best in the nation, earning the No. 1 spot in U.S.News & World Report’s “2010-11 Best Hospitals.”
Cleveland Clinic again placed among the nation’s best hospitals overall, ranking fourth in the country. For the first time, the hospital’s cancer program moved into the top 10 with a No. 9 ranking, joining 13 other Cleveland Clinic specialties in the top 10.
The complete “2010-11 Best Hospitals” rankings for Cleveland Clinic are:
“We are proud of this acknowledgement, which reflects the high-quality healthcare that Cleveland Clinic is committed to providing patients,” says Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic. “It’s the result of the dedication of our medical staff and employees to our principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation.”
Among Cleveland Clinic’s highly ranked programs, eight placed in the top five and four – heart, gastroenterology, urology and rheumatology – placed among the top two. Cleveland Clinic earned the highest ranking of any Ohio hospital in 15 categories.
Since 1994, no hospital in the country has ranked higher than Cleveland Clinic in cardiac care.
“It’s truly a great honor to be ranked No. 1 in the country for 16 straight years,” says Bruce Lytle, MD, Chairman, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute and holder of the Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, Chair for Heart Disease Research. “We are inspired every day by the trust and confidence that our patients place in us to deliver the best care possible and to offer patients with the most complex problems the best possible choices.”
Cleveland Clinic’s cancer care moved up three spots this year to No. 9 in the country, due in part to the recruitment of the top clinicians and researchers in the world, publishing clinical outcomes, and focusing on comprehensive patient support programs.
"It is an honor for the entire Taussig team to be recognized as one of the top 10 cancer centers in the nation, but more important, it is good news for patients in the region to have easy access to world-class care,” says Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, Chairman, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute and holder of the M. Frank and Margaret Domiter Rudy Institute Chair in Translational Cancer Research. “Along with our research reputation and publications on cancer advancements, these rankings are an important measure of the quality of our care."
Two additional Cleveland Clinic hospitals were ranked on the prestigious list this year:
Thousands of hospitals were assessed by U.S. News. Only 152 scored high enough to be ranked in even one category. Of those, just 14 – including Cleveland Clinic – qualified for the Honor Roll. Rankings are based on death rates, procedure volume, and the balance of nurses and patients, except in four specialties – ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation and rheumatology – in which hospitals were ranked on reputation alone.
“2010-11 Best Hospitals” is available at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and in the August edition of U.S. News, on newsstands July 27.
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