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America’s Best Hospitals, 2008

The annual U.S. News & World Report list of the United States' best hospitals is prepared by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. Over 5,000 medical centers were analyzed to produce this year's list recognizing 19 hospitals, each of which excels in many specialties. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. is the top hospital of 2008.

  1. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

  2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

  3. UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

  4. Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

  5. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

  6. New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, N.Y.

  7. University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif.

  8. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass.

  9. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

  10. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pa.

    University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Wash. (tie)

  1. Barnes–Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

  2. University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.

  3. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

  4. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

  5. Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif.

  6. University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.

  7. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

  8. Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.