(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

U.S. News: Hopkins remains among top four hospitals

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has tied for third place on this year’s ranking of the nation’s top hospitals from U.S. News & World Report.

Once the juggernaut of the ranking, taking the No. 1 spot 22 times in the first 24 years it was offered by the publication, Johns Hopkins tied this year with UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.  The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota came in at No. 2, while the top spot went to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Hopkins was ranked the No. 1 hospital in Maryland, leading the pack in each of the 16 specialties used by U.S. News & World Reports to evaluate the institutions.

Nationally, Hopkins ranked No. 1 in rheumatology; No. 3 in ear, nose & throat, ophthalmology, neurology & neurosurgery, and psychiatry; No. 4 in urology; N0. 5 in diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and geriatrics; and No. 6 in cancer, according to the rankings.

The hospital ranked No. 9 for nephrology; No. 12 for gynecology; No. 13 for pulmonology; No. 16 for cardiology & heart surgery and No. 20 for orthopedics.