Cleveland Clinic has not only a new logo this year but also a new higher ranking on the List of America's Best Hospitals 2006 by the U.S. News and World Report.
The Clinic has been number 4 on the list, behind Johns Hopkins, Mayo and Mass General, for several years but managed to advance to # 3 this year, scoring 23 points in 12 specialties.
Cleveland Clinic made the top 10 in 11 fields, and the heart center was at number one for the 12th straight year with the perfect score of 100. Nephrology was at number 3 and a score of 94.7. Complete 2006 rankings for Cleveland Clinic are: cardiology, 1; digestive disease, 2; urology, 2; nephrology, 3; endocrinology, 7; gynecology, 8; neurology and neurosurgery, 5; ophthalmology, 14; orthopedics, 5; otolaryngology, 7; cancer, 13; pediatrics, 20; psychiatry, 20; pulmonary, 7; rehabilitation, 22; rheumatology, 4.
I am proud to be one of the staff physicians who work at the Cleveland Clinic, although I am not sure how scientific these rankings really are.
Who knows, may be next year the U.S. News and World Report will include a category for hospital medicine and our section may be listed among the top 10...
Cleveland Clinic Has a New Logo (and a Shorter Name)
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