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Three Baltimore Hospitals make top-100 list

Three of Baltimore’s hospitals are among the 100 best in the country, according to a hospital-review newsletter.

The Chicago-based Becker’s Hospital Review released its fifth annual “100 Great Hospitals in America” list Wednesday, drawing on research by its editorial team as well as rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics, The Leapfrog Group and others.

The local winners:

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Mercy Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center all made the unranked list.

Becker’s staff writers praised Hopkins’s history as an “innovation hub,” including development of CPR and its completion of a double-arm transplant in 2012; they also noted that the hospital has been ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report 22 times since the publication began ranking hospitals in 1990.

Mercy earned kudos for its specialty centers in women’s health, orthopedics, cancer and digestive health as well as its early-adoption of technology such as the da Vinci surgical robot system and 3D mammography.

The University of Maryland Medical Center’s cancer center and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center helped secure its place on the list, with Becker’s writers praising Shock Trauma’s ability to specialize in head and spinal-cord injuries as well as its new critical care tower, dedicated in 2013, which includes 64 private ICU rooms and 10 operating rooms.

No other Maryland hospitals made the list.