The D.C.-Baltimore region is known for some of the best hospitals and some of the most innovative medicine in the nation, and that shines through in U.S. News & World Report’s latest ranking of the nation’s best hospitals.
For the 21st year in a row, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore was named the #1 hospital in the nation. The distinction is based on rankings in 16 different categories used by U.S. News. Of those 16 categories, Hopkins placed in the top three in 13 of them, including #1 ranking's in Neurology & Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Urology, Rheumatology and Ear, Nose and Throat.
Out of metro area hospitals, the report says Washington Hospital Center was ranked tops. The cardiac, geriatrics, gynecology, and endocrinology departments all earned mentions.
Second in the region was Georgetown University Hospital, which ranked nationally in two specialties. Inova Fairfax in Falls Church and the National Rehabilitation Hospital in the District placed 3rd and 4th respectively. And Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring tied with Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park for the 5th spot.