Best Hospitals Rankings Released

US News & World Report has just released its 2013-2014 Rankings of US adult hospitals and pediatric centers. Once again, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital have found their way to coveted spots on the Honor Roll, those centers which rank high in a minimum number of clinical specialties.

Adult centers were ranked in 16 specialties by reputation, patient survival, patient safety, and other care-related factors such as staffing levels and breadth of health care services. Of more than 4,800 adult hospitals surveyed, 147 were nationally ranked in one or more specialties. Hospitals that ranked high in at least six specialties earned a place on the Honor Roll. Only 18 hospitals scored well enough to make this year's list; Barnes-Jewish Hospital was ranked in the 15th spot. Otolaryngology at BJH was ranked 14th of the 690 Ear, Nose & Throat services evaluated nationally.

The 179 pediatric centers were evaluated across ten specialties that did not include ENT. Of the 87 centers that were ranked high in at least one specialty, only ten scored high enough in at least four specialties to make the Honor Roll. St. Louis Children's Hospital claimed the #6 spot on the Honor Roll.

For more information on the US News & World Report rankings of Best Hospitals, please visit the following links:

How we ranked the Best Hospitals 2013-2014

Best Hospitals Honor Roll (Adult)

Pediatric Centers Honor Roll

Top-Ranked Hospitals for Ear, Nose & Throat