The Honor Roll of Best Hospitals 2015-16

Avery Comarow

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U.S. News evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals for the 2015-16 Best Hospitals rankings. Only 15 of them made the Honor Roll.

Hospitals on the exclusive list achieved high scores in at least six of the 16 Best Hospitals specialty rankings. Top-tier scores earned two points per specialty and slightly lower scores one point. Honor Roll rank is by total points. Here's the list, starting at 15 and working up.

15. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital

Location: Stanford, California

Honor Roll points: 8

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 6

Highest rankings in: Ear, Nose & Throat (9th), Cancer (10th), Gynecology (11th), Diabetes & Endocrinology (13th), Urology (18th)

Honor Roll rank last year: Not ranked

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Corrected on July 21, 2015: A previous version of this slideshow misidentified Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital.

14. Duke University Hospital

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Honor Roll points: 9

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 6

Highest rankings in: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (6th), Pulmonology (7th), Ophthalmology (8th), Urology (9th), Rheumatology (12th), Nephrology (17th)

Honor Roll rank last year: 14

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13. UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Location: Pittsburgh

Honor Roll points: 11

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 8

Highest rankings in: Ear, Nose & Throat (6th), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (7th), Rheumatology (8th), Psychiatry (9th), Orthopedics (10th), Geriatrics (11th), Pulmonology (11th), Rehabilitation (11th)

Honor Roll rank last year: 12 (tied)

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12. NYU Langone Medical Center

Location: New York

Honor Roll points: 12

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 9

Highest rankings in: Orthopedics (5th), Geriatrics (6th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (9th), Rheumatology (9th), Rehabilitation (10th), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (11th)

Honor Roll rank last year: 15

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11. Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Location: Chicago

Honor Roll points: 14

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 9

Highest rankings in: Diabetes & Endocrinology (7th), Urology (8th), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (9th), Orthopedics (9th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (10th), Geriatrics (12th), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (13th), Rheumatology (13th)

Honor Roll rank last year: 10

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10. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Honor Roll points: 14

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 12

Highest rankings in: Pulmonology (8th), Nephrology (10th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (11th), Urology (11th), Ear, Nose & Throat (12th), Diabetes & Endocrinology (13th), Ophthalmology (13th)

Honor Roll rank last year: 17

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9. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian

Location: Philadelphia

Honor Roll points: 15

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 11

Highest rankings in: Ear, Nose & Throat (4th), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (8th), Diabetes & Endocrinology (10th), Pulmonology (10th), Cancer (11th), Urology (12th)

Honor Roll rank last year: 7

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8. UCSF Medical Center

Location: San Francisco

Honor Roll points: 18

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 12

Highest rankings in: Diabetes & Endocrinology (4th), Nephrology (4th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (4th), Urology (5th), Gynecology (6th), Ear, Nose & Throat (11th)

Honor Roll rank last year: 8

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Corrected on July 21, 2015: A previous version of this slideshow incorrectly ranked a specialty for UCSF Medical Center.

7. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

Location: New York

Honor Roll points: 20

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 12

Highest rankings in: Psychiatry (1st), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (3rd), Nephrology (3rd), Rheumatology (3rd), Neurology & Neurosurgery (5th), Diabetes & Endocrinology (6th), Urology (6th)

Honor Roll rank last year: 6

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6. Brigham and Women's Hospital

Location: Boston

Honor Roll points: 22

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 12

Highest rankings in: Gynecology (2nd), Cancer (4th), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (4th), Nephrology (5th), Pulmonology (5th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (6th)

Honor Roll rank last year: 9

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5. Cleveland Clinic

Location: Cleveland

Honor Roll points: 26

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 14

Highest rankings in: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (1st), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (2nd), Nephrology (2nd), Rheumatology (2nd), Urology (2nd), Diabetes & Endocrinology (3rd), Gynecology (3rd), Orthopedics (3rd), Pulmonology (3rd)

Honor Roll rank last year: 4

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3. (tie) UCLA Medical Center

Location: Los Angeles

Honor Roll points: 26

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 15

Highest rankings in: Geriatrics (2nd), Urology (3rd), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (4th), Ophthalmology (5th), Cancer (6th)

Honor Roll rank last year: 5

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3. (tie) Johns Hopkins Hospital

Location: Baltimore

Honor Roll points: 26

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 15

Highest rankings in: Rheumatology (1st), Ear, Nose & Throat (3rd), Neurology & Neurosurgery (3rd), Ophthalmology (3rd), Psychiatry (3rd), Urology (4th)

Honor Roll rank last year: 3

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2. Mayo Clinic

Location: Rochester, Minnesota

Honor Roll points: 29

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 15

Highest rankings in: Diabetes & Endocrinology (1st), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (1st), Geriatrics (1st), Gynecology (1st), Nephrology (1st), Neurology & Neurosurgery (1st), Pulmonology (1st), Urology (1st)

Honor Roll rank last year: 1

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1. Massachusetts General Hospital

Location: Boston

Honor Roll points: 29

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 16

Highest rankings in: Ear, Nose & Throat (1st), Diabetes & Endocrinology (2nd), Neurology & Neurosurgery (2nd), Psychiatry (2nd), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (3rd), Geriatrics (4th), Gynecology (4th), Ophthalmology (4th), Orthopedics (4th), Pulmonology (4th)

Honor Roll rank last year: 2

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