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America’s Best Hospitals, 2009

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 21 hospitals, each of which excels in many specialties. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. is the top hospital of 2009.

  1. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

  2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

  3. Ronald Reagan 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. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

  9. Barnes–Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

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

    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.(tie)

  1. University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.
  2. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

  3. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, Mich.

  4. Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif.

  5. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

  6. NYU Medical Center, New York, N.Y.

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

  8. Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, N.Y.

  9. Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tex.

  10. Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio