This year's rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country and span 16 medical specialties.
U.S. News & World Report: Best Hospitals 2013-14: Overview And Honor Roll
Some hospitals have more expertise than others when it comes to caring for patients with life-threatening or rare conditions. And people facing such health challenges need every bit of help they can get. That's why U.S. News & World Report publishes annual rankings of the nation's Best Hospitals. The rankings, now in their 24th year, cover nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country and span 16 medical specialties, from cancer to neurology & neurosurgery. Hospitals that rank near the top of at least six specialties earn a spot on the Honor Roll. Just 18 distinguished hospitals made this year's list (Leonard, 7/16).
KHN earlier, related coverage: Hospital Ratings Websites (Rau, 3/18) and Hospital Ratings Are In The Eye Of The Beholder (Rau, 3/18).