By U.S. News

The medical centers in the Best Hospitals Honor Roll are members of an unusually exclusive club, one that makes up less than 0.4 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide that U.S. News evaluated for the 2012-13 rankings. The 17 hospitals on the list, most of them household names, excel across a broad spectrum of patient care, scoring at or near the top this year in at least six of the 16 Best Hospitals medical specialties.

Displacing Johns Hopkins, Mass General is No. 1 for the first time. It marks the end of a 21-year reign for Hopkins that started in 1991, the year after U.S. News began publishing Best Hospitals. Another first: Indiana University Health is new to the Honor Roll.

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Three of the Honor Roll hospitals are located in New York City, and two -- Brigham and Women's in addition to Mass General -- are in Boston. No other city has more than one hospital in this select group.

To make the Honor Roll, a hospital had to earn at least one point in each of six specialties. A hospital earned two points if it ranked among the top 10 hospitals in America in any of the 12 specialties in which the U.S. News rankings are driven mostly by objective data, such as survival rates and patient safety. Being ranked in the next 10 in those specialties earned a hospital one point. In the other four specialties, where ranking is based on each hospital's reputation among doctors who practice that specialty, the top five hospitals in the country received two Honor Roll points and the next five got one point.

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  • 17. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/mi/univ-of-michigan-hospitals-6440110" target="_hplink">University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers</a> in Ann Arbor, MI is ranked nationally in 14 adult and 10 pediatric specialties. It was also high-performing in 2 adult specialties, as shown below. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers is a 880-bed general medical and surgical facility with 44,801 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 18,120 annual inpatient and 27,319 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 79,206 visits. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers is a teaching hospital.

  • 16. Indiana University Health, Indianapolis

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/in/indiana-university-health-6420020" target="_hplink">Indiana University Health</a> in Indianapolis, IN is ranked nationally in 11 adult and 10 pediatric specialties. It was also high-performing in 1 adult specialty, as shown below. Indiana University Health is a 1,597-bed general medical and surgical facility with 54,416 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 20,162 annual inpatient and 16,539 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 145,713 visits. Indiana University Health is a teaching hospital.

  • 15. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/pa/hospital-of-the-univ-of-pa-6231900" target="_hplink">Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania</a> in Philadelphia, PA is ranked nationally in 13 adult specialties. It was also high-performing in 3 adult specialties, as shown below. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is a 772-bed general medical and surgical facility with 39,746 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 14,828 annual inpatient and 9,765 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 59,406 visits. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is a teaching hospital. It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

  • 14. Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ny/mount-sinai-medical-center-6213140" target="_hplink">Mount Sinai Medical Center</a> in New York, NY is ranked nationally in 11 adult and 6 pediatric specialties. It was also high-performing in 3 adult specialties, as shown below. Mount Sinai Medical Center is a 1,029-bed general medical and surgical facility with 54,107 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 18,023 annual inpatient and 22,072 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 92,485 visits. Mount Sinai Medical Center is a teaching hospital. It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

  • 13. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ca/ucsf-medical-center-6930043" target="_hplink">UCSF Medical Center</a> in San Francisco, CA is ranked nationally in 11 adult and 9 pediatric specialties. It was also high-performing in 3 adult specialties, as shown below. UCSF Medical Center is a 660-bed general medical and surgical facility with 27,728 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 13,912 annual inpatient and 12,571 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 36,426 visits. UCSF Medical Center is a teaching hospital.

  • 12. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/il/northwestern-memorial-hospital-6430545" target="_hplink">Northwestern Memorial Hospital</a> in Chicago, IL is ranked nationally in 12 adult specialties. It was also high-performing in 1 adult specialty, as shown below. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a 854-bed general medical and surgical facility with 52,602 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 13,361 annual inpatient and 19,563 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 80,646 visits. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a teaching hospital.

  • 11. NYU Langone Medical Center, New York

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ny/nyu-langone-medical-center-6212925" target="_hplink">NYU Langone Medical Center</a> in New York, NY is ranked nationally in 13 adult specialties. It was also high-performing in 1 adult specialty, as shown below. NYU Langone Medical Center is a 786-bed general medical and surgical facility with 37,408 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 15,219 annual inpatient and 32,586 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 42,819 visits. NYU Langone Medical Center is a teaching hospital.

  • 10. 10 UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/pa/upmc-presbyterian-6230029" target="_hplink">UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center</a> in Pittsburgh, PA is ranked nationally in 14 adult specialties. It was also high-performing in 1 adult specialty, as shown below. UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is a 1,567-bed general medical and surgical facility with 63,833 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 31,527 annual inpatient and 25,006 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 109,547 visits. UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is a teaching hospital.

  • 9. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ma/brigham-and-women's-hospital-6140215" target="_hplink">Brigham and Women's Hospital</a> in Boston, MA is ranked nationally in 13 adult specialties. It was also high-performing in 1 adult specialty, as shown below. Brigham and Women's Hospital is a 777-bed general medical and surgical facility with 45,995 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 19,195 annual inpatient and 12,331 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 58,466 visits. Brigham and Women's Hospital is a teaching hospital.

  • 8. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/nc/duke-university-hospital-6360355" target="_hplink">Duke University Medical Center</a> in Durham, NC is ranked nationally in 13 adult and 10 pediatric specialties. It was also high-performing in 2 adult specialties, as shown below. Duke University Medical Center is a 812-bed general medical and surgical facility with 38,205 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 16,721 annual inpatient and 20,564 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 68,646 visits. Duke University Medical Center is a teaching hospital.

  • 7. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, N.Y.

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ny/new-york-presbyterian-hospital-6210024" target="_hplink">New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell</a> in New York, NY is ranked nationally in 14 adult and 9 pediatric specialties. It was also high-performing in 2 adult specialties, as shown below. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell is a 2,261-bed general medical and surgical facility with 106,459 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 30,588 annual inpatient and 71,145 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 230,474 visits. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell is a teaching hospital. It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

  • 6. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/mo/barnes-jewish-hospital-6630930" target="_hplink">Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University</a> in Saint Louis, MO is ranked nationally in 15 adult specialties. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University is a 1,270-bed general medical and surgical facility with 56,600 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 18,955 annual inpatient and 19,742 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 85,965 visits. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University is a teaching hospital.

  • 5. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ca/ucla-medical-center-6931755" target="_hplink">Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center </a>in Los Angeles, CA is ranked nationally in 14 adult and 8 pediatric specialties. It was also high-performing in 1 adult specialty, as shown below. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a 456-bed general medical and surgical facility with 23,126 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 10,869 annual inpatient and 15,891 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 43,387 visits. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a teaching hospital.

  • 4. Cleveland Clinic

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/oh/cleveland-clinic-foundation-6410670" target="_hplink">Cleveland Clinic</a> in Cleveland, OH is ranked nationally in 14 adult and 10 pediatric specialties. It was also high-performing in 2 adult specialties, as shown below. It scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes. Cleveland Clinic is a 1,239-bed general medical and surgical facility with 53,410 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 27,418 annual inpatient and 53,269 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 54,138 visits. Cleveland Clinic is a teaching hospital. It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

  • 3. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/mn/mayo-clinic-661MAYO" target="_hplink">Mayo Clinic</a> in Rochester, MN is ranked nationally in 16 adult and 10 pediatric specialties. Mayo Clinic is a 1,132-bed general medical and surgical facility with 62,400 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 50,918 annual inpatient and 21,035 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 79,542 visits. Mayo Clinic is a teaching hospital. It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

  • 2. Johns Hopkins Hospital

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/md/johns-hopkins-hospital-6320180" target="_hplink">Johns Hopkins Hospital</a> in Baltimore, MD is ranked nationally in 16 adult and 10 pediatric specialties. Johns Hopkins Hospital is a 913-bed general medical and surgical facility with 46,775 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 23,433 annual inpatient and 34,990 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 84,982 visits. Johns Hopkins Hospital is a teaching hospital. It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

  • 1. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

    <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ma/massachusetts-general-hospital-6140430" target="_hplink">Massachusetts General Hospital</a> in Boston, MA is ranked nationally in 16 adult and 4 pediatric specialties. Massachusetts General Hospital is a 907-bed general medical and surgical facility with 47,243 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 18,776 annual inpatient and 21,844 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 90,413 visits. Massachusetts General Hospital is a teaching hospital. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/massgeneralhospital/7454421098/in/photostream" target="_hplink">MassGeneralHospital</a>.</em>

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