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Johns Hopkins is number one again

New York, July 19, 2011

For the 21st year in a row, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has taken the top spot in US News & World Report’s annual rankings of American hospitals, placing first in five medical specialties and in the top five in 10 others.

Even as they acknowledge their delight with the long, unbroken string of top rankings, the leadership of Johns Hopkins Medicine gave credit to those “who really make The Johns Hopkins Hospital number one.”

“No matter how historic or iconic, a building is merely bricks and mortar. It’s the dedicated people within that building who make it truly great. It’s our caring nurses and staff, the school of medicine’s faculty physicians, residents and fellows, and our many community physicians, all of whom dedicate themselves daily to providing the finest care to their patients,” said a joint letter of congratulations from Edward D Miller, MD, dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald R Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

“You are at the centre of our continual search for better treatment, better answers and better discoveries. Our Hospital is exceptional because our people are exceptional.”

“This recognition caps an extraordinary year for Johns Hopkins Medicine,” Miller added.  We have added two outstanding hospitals to our system—Sibley Memorial Hospital and All Children’s Hospital. We’ve witnessed the near completion of our hospital expansion, one of the largest hospital building projects in the nation. We’ve expanded our presence overseas and implemented a host of other initiatives to ensure the continued strength and vitality of Johns Hopkins Medicine as we position ourselves for the future.”

“Whatever growth and change we experience, however, we will never waver from our core mission of advancing science and knowledge through research, educating the next generation of physicians and scientists, and providing the innovative and compassionate care that has been and forever will be the Hopkins hallmark,” Miller and Peterson said.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital ranked in the top 10 in 15 of the 16 speciality categories listed. In addition to landing in the number 1 spot on the Honor Roll, the hospital ranked number 1 in Neurology and Neurosurgery, Urology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, and Ear, Nose and Throat; number 2 in Gynecology and Ophthalmology; number 3 in Nephrology (kidney disorders), Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology (digestive diseases), Geriatrics, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and Cancer; number 4 in Pulmonology (respiratory diseases); number 5 in Orthopedics; and number 15 in Rehabilitation.  - TradeArabia News Service




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