Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun
June 7, 2012
Johns Hopkins Hospital, for decades ranked the best hospital in the country, has been through this before. Two years ago, it fell to No. 2 in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings, regaining the top spot last year. But No. 3 in 2014?
The rankings are considered a widely used consumer tool, but health care experts say the fall to third isn't likely to affect Hopkins' ability to attract patients, doctors or research dollars. Hopkins was bumped down to the third spot behind the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Massachusetts General in Boston.
The top 10 hospitals in Maryland, according to the report, are: Hopkins, Mercy, University of Maryland Medical Center, Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, Sinai, Holy Cross, MedStar Good Samartian and MedStar Harbor Hospital.