Cleveland Clinic Ranked Nation’s No. 2 Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

“Best Hospitals 2016-17” ranks hospital No. 1 in heart care for 22nd consecutive year; 13 specialties place among nation’s 10 best

Cleveland Clinic – a Top 5 mainstay in U.S. News & World Report’s annual hospital rankings for 18 consecutive years – has climbed to No. 2 in the U.S., while retaining its position as the nation’s No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery for the 22nd successive year.

U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2016-17” also named Cleveland Clinic the No. 1 hospital in Ohio and the Cleveland area. In all, 13 Cleveland Clinic specialties placed in the Top 10 nationally, including nine in the Top 3 nationwide.

The complete “Best Hospitals 2016-17” rankings for Cleveland Clinic are:

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“I’m incredibly proud of this organization,” said Toby Cosgrove, M.D., Cleveland Clinic President and CEO. “It is a group of people that have come together to deliver absolutely world class care. We couldn’t have done it without everybody’s participation. The recognition is justly deserved and I’m very proud of the organization and everybody who works here.”

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Since 1995, no hospital has ranked higher in heart care than Cleveland Clinic.

“We are very grateful, honored and encouraged to be recognized for 22 years as the best hospital in the country for heart care,” said Lars Svensson, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. “We are passionately committed to excellent quality of care for our patients during a changing healthcare environment.”

Cleveland Clinic is one of just 20 hospitals nationwide to earn a place on U.S. News’ 2016-17 Honor Roll, which recognizes hospitals that place “an emphasis on safe, efficient and appropriate delivery of care from birth to the end of life.”

Additional details from the hospital rankings include:

  • With this year’s No. 2 overall ranking, Cleveland Clinic has been ranked among the country’s Top 5 hospitals for 18 consecutive years.
  • Fairview Hospital received national rankings in four specialties – pulmonology (26), gastroenterology/GI surgery (32), cardiology/heart surgery (41) and geriatrics (41) – in addition to being ranked the No. 3 hospital in Cleveland and the No. 4 hospital in Ohio.
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida is ranked No. 1 in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale metro area, No. 5 in Florida and is nationally ranked in gastroenterology/GI Surgery (49).
  • In June, U.S. News released rankings for children’s hospitals. Cleveland Clinic Children’s received rankings in 9 of 10 pediatric specialties. In addition, Cleveland Clinic Children’s ranked highest in Northeast Ohio in cardiology/heart surgery, gastroenterology, and neurology/neurosurgery.

U.S. News analyzed nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide, with just 3 percent earning a national ranking in even one category. Using objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more, the rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients who need an especially high level of care.

The rankings are available at and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, available for pre-sale on Aug. 1.

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About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 49,000 employees are more than 3,400 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, nine community hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2015, there were 6.6 million outpatient visits, 164,700 hospital admissions and 208,807 surgical cases throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 180 countries. Visit us at  Follow us at