A Top U.S. Hospital

A Top U.S. Hospital

Cleveland Clinic was ranked as a top U.S. hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

Once again, Cleveland Clinic has been named the No. 2 hospital in the nation and the No. 1 hospital for heart care in U.S. News & World Report’s “2020-21 Best Hospitals” rankings.

This is the 26th consecutive year that Cleveland Clinic has earned the No. 1 ranking in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and the 22nd year in a row that it has earned a Top 5 overall ranking.

 “Cleveland Clinic is constantly focused on safety and quality because it’s the right thing to do,” said Tom Mihaljevic, MD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “Rankings like these by U.S. News – along with those by Leapfrog, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Vizient – are an affirmation of our caregivers’ continued commitment to providing patients with the best care anywhere.”

In all, 13 Cleveland Clinic specialties were recognized with Top 10 rankings: Cancer (5), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (1), Diabetes & Endocrinology (6), Ear, Nose & Throat (16), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (3), Geriatrics (2), Gynecology (2), Nephrology (Kidney Disorders) (5), Neurology & Neurosurgery (9), Ophthalmology (10), Orthopedics (9), Pulmonology (4), Rheumatology (2), Urology (4).

“We are honored to be recognized for the 26th year in a row as the best hospital in the country for heart care,” said Lars Svensson, MD, PhD, chairman of Cleveland Clinic's Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute . “This is a direct reflection of our devoted physicians, nurses, mid-level providers and support staff and the trust of our patients and their families.  We are also humbly committed to advancing cardiovascular medicine and surgery through our continued dedication to research and innovation.”

U.S. News also ranks hospitals by locality. This year, Cleveland Clinic has the No. 1-ranked hospitals in Ohio, as well as the metro areas of Cleveland and Akron. Of the Top 5 hospitals in Ohio, three are Cleveland Clinic hospitals — Main campus (1), Hillcrest (4) and Fairview (5). Additionally, Cleveland Clinic Weston has been named No. 1 in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Metro area for the third straight year.

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
Cancer 5 1
Cardiology & Heart Surgery 1 1
Diabetes & Endocrinology 6 1
Ear, Nose & Throat 16 1
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery 3 1
Geriatrics 2 1
Gynecology 2 1
Nephrology (Kidney Disorders) 5 1
Neurology & Neurosurgery 9 1
Ophthalmology 10 1
Orthopedics 9 1
Psychiatry High Performing 1
Pulmonology 4 1
Rheumatology 2 1
Urology 4 1

Cleveland Clinic Ohio Hospitals

Hospital Ohio Ranking Regional Ranking
Cleveland Clinic main campus 1 1 (Cleveland Metro Area)
Akron General 7 1 (Akron Metro Area)
Fairview Hospital 5 4 (Cleveland Metro Area)
Hillcrest Hospital 4 3 (Cleveland Metro Area)


Cleveland Clinic Children's is recognized as a national leader by U.S. News & World Report

Cleveland Clinic Children’s

Cleveland Clinic Children's earned national recognition from U.S. News & World Report in 10 out of 10 specialties in the 2020-21 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals”:

  • Cancer (17).
  • Cardiology & heart surgery (15).
  • Diabetes & endocrinology (44).
  • Gastroenterology & GI surgery (12).
  • Neonatology (14).
  • Nephrology (35).
  • Neurology & neurosurgery (25).
  • Orthopedics (26)
  • Pulmonology (32).
  • Urology (23).

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” says Karen Murray, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic Children’s. “This is a reflection of the dedication, compassion and hard work of our caregivers to provide the best, high-quality care to our patients and their families. While COVID-19 has transformed our world and the healthcare industry, it has not and will not impact our mission to continue to provide world-class care.” 

Quality and safety have always been a priority at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. We now have even more safety precautions at every location, so all you need to worry about is the health and wellness of your child. We offer both in-person and virtual visits for your convenience.

About the Rankings

The U.S. News rankings were developed to help patients, families and physicians determine the hospitals that provide the best care for serious or complicated medical conditions or procedures. The rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 medical specialties, determined based on a number of criteria, including:

  • Hospital survival rates.
  • Nurse staffing.
  • Sub-specialist availability.

In addition to the data, pediatric specialists were asked to recommend the hospitals they consider best for children with challenging problems.



South Florida's #1 Hospital three years in a row and a top health system in Florida.

Cleveland Clinic Florida's Weston Hospital ranked #1 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and is a top hospital in Florida, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “2020-21 Best Hospitals” rankings.

Overall, Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital tied for the No. 5 ranking in the state of Florida. Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital tied for No. 19, and Cleveland Clinic Martin Health tied for No. 28 as well.

“We continue to focus on quality care and excellent outcomes, and it is an honor to be acknowledged for the work that we do on behalf of our patients,” said Joseph Iannotti, MD, PhD, Interim CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic Florida and Chief Academic and Innovation Officer. “This recognition belongs to our caregivers who are committed to putting our patients first.”

Cleveland Clinic Florida continues to be recognized as a leader in quality clinical care as well. The Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Program at Weston continues to be recognized nationally, as it was ranked 29th in the United States. It is the only Gastroenterology & GI surgery Program in South Florida to be ranked nationally and one of only four in the state.

In addition to the local and state-wide rankings, four of Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital specialties ranked “high performing” for 2020-21. Those specialties recognized as high performing were Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Pulmonology & Lung Surgery.

Cleveland Clinic Florida continues to be committed to achieving excellent outcomes while providing patient-centered medical and surgical care.

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