World report survery and 2008 U.S news says Cleveland Clinic ranks as one of Nation’s top Hospitals

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The 2008 U.S.News and World Report Survey ranks Cleveland Clinic as the Nation’s 4th best hospital overall — placing 15 of its 16 ranked specialties ahead of all Ohio hospitals. In addition, 10 Cleveland Clinic specialties were rated among the Nation’s top ten.  Cardiac Care Rated No.1 for 14 Years.

The 2008 U.S.News and World Report Survey ranks Cleveland Clinic as the Nation’s 4th best hospital overall — placing 15 of its 16 ranked specialties ahead of all Ohio hospitals. In addition, 10 Cleveland Clinic specialties were rated among the Nation’s top ten.  Cardiac Care Rated No.1 for 14 Years.

For the fourteenth year in a row, Cleveland Clinic’s cardiac care has been ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to the 2008 U.S.News & World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” survey.

The survey recognizes Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals overall, ranking Cleveland Clinic No.4 in the country. Cleveland Clinic ranked in all 16 specialties surveyed by the magazine. Ten of its specialties were listed among the top 10 in the United States and all of the Clinic’s specialties placed in the nation’s top 25.

Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic said, We continually strive to provide our patients with the most advanced, compassionate healthcare. The results of the 2008 America’s Best Hospitals Survey are a positive affirmation of our efforts and the dedication of our medical staff and employees in the delivery of high-quality medical care.

The complete 2008 national rankings for Cleveland Clinic are: cancer, 13; gastrointestinal disorders, 2; ear, nose and throat, 11; endocrinology, 6; geriatrics, 14; gynecology, 8; heart and heart surgery, 1; nephrology, 4; neurology and neurosurgery, 6; ophthalmology, 11; orthopedics, 3; psychiatry, 22; rehabilitation, 19; respiratory disorders, 5; rheumatology, 2; and urology, 2.

Bruce Lytle, MD, Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute said, We’re grateful to our patients, employees, colleagues and U.S. News for this recognition.  We take this honor as a challenge to continue advancing the treatment of heart disease for the benefit of current and future patients.