Stories Behind the Rankings
What’s behind Cleveland Clinic’s U.S. News & World Report rankings? Inspiring patients who have had amazing outcomes at Cleveland Clinic. Learn more about their journeys.
Meet Brenda Kapp, a patient who came to Cleveland Clinic for a second opinion after her doctors were unable to discover the rare and deadly heart condition called giant cell myocarditis that was keeping her from breathing normally.
Learn more about Bill Smith, a patient at Cleveland Clinic diagnosed with lung cancer and brain tumors during a routine physical, who underwent gamma knife brain surgery and immunotherapy treatment.
Learn how Jessica Dykstra was diagnosed with a malignant tumor on her left kidney while pregnant. Cleveland Clinic doctors performed a radical nephrectomy to remove the cancer but preserve her kidney, only after she had safely delivered a healthy baby girl.
Discover how 2-year-old Ahmad Akkad's life was saved by Becky Cable, a 46-year-old woman living half-way around the world, when she donated a small portion of her liver.
Learn more about Jack Sparent, a pediatric patient Cleveland Clinic Children's, who was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a rare neurological disorder affecting his immune system.
A Top U.S. Hospital
Cleveland Clinic was named a top U.S. hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s “2018-19 Best Hospitals”.
Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked No. 1 in the nation since 1995. Our urology program also ranked No. 1 in the nation, and three of our specialties - gastroentrerology and GI surgery, kidney disorders, and rheumatology - are ranked No. 2.
Twelve other Cleveland Clinic specialties are ranked in the Top 5. Cleveland Clinic earned the highest ranking of any Ohio hospital.
U.S. News also ranked hospitals by region. Three of our regional hospitals — Fairview (3), Hillcrest (4) and South Pointe (5) — ranked within the Top 5 of Cleveland-area hospitals. Florida was named No. 1 in Broward County.
About the Rankings
The U.S. News rankings were developed to help consumers determine the hospitals who provide the best care for serious or complicated medical conditions or procedures.
|Specialty Areas||U.S. Ranking||Ohio Ranking|
|Cardiology & Heart Surgery||1||1|
|Diabetes & Endocrinology||4||1|
|Neurology & Neurosurgery||4||1|
|Ear, Nose & Throat||11||2|
Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals
|Regional Hospital||Metro Ranking|
|South Pointe Hospital||5|
Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Cleveland Clinic Children’s was ranked as a national leader in pediatric clinical care by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals.”
Cleveland Clinic Children's earned national recognition from U.S. News in nine specialties:
- Cancer (20).
- Cardiology & heart surgery (45).
- Diabetes & endocrinology (39).
- Gastroenterology & GI surgery (27).
- Neonatology (32).
- Nephrology (35).
- Neurology & neurosurgery (22).
- Pulmonology (43).
- Urology (24).
“Whether a child has an everyday illness or a chronic disease like cancer or diabetes, our goal is to make and keep kids healthy,” says Rita Pappas, MD, Interim Chair of Cleveland Clinic Children’s. “We believe that our tiniest patients deserve the most innovative care from a collaborative and compassionate team made up of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists who are driven to improve their health using evidence-based treatments and cutting-edge technologies.”
About the Rankings
The U.S. News rankings were developed to help consumers determine the hospitals that provide the best care for serious or complicated medical conditions or procedures.
Cleveland Clinic Florida
This marks the ninth straight year that Cleveland Clinic Florida has ranked as one of the best hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and in the State of Florida.
Cleveland Clinic Florida continues to be recognized as a leader in quality clinical care as well. Orthopaedics and Gastroenterology and GI surgery were nationally ranked and are among the best programs in America. In addition, Cancer, Geriatrics, Diabetes and Endocrinology and Neurology and Neurosurgery were ranked as high performing specialties.
Cleveland Clinic Florida continues to be committed to achieving excellent outcomes while providing patient-centered medical and surgical care.
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