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Emory University Hospital ranked No.1, Emory Saint Joseph's ranked No. 2 in Georgia by U.S. News & World Report

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Janet Christenbury

Top left: Emory University Hospital

Bottom left: Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Right: Emory University Hospital Midtown

ATLANTA – For the eighth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Emory University Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2019-2020 Best Hospitals Guide. (Emory University Hospital includes Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods.) 

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital ranked No. 2 in Georgia and metro Atlanta, while Emory University Hospital Midtown ranked No. 5 in Georgia (3-way tie) and No. 4 in metro Atlanta (3-way tie).

Emory University Hospital ranked nationally in the following specialties: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Urology. Emory University Hospital was considered high performing in Ophthalmology and Orthopaedics.

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital was considered high performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics and Pulmonary & Lung Surgery.

Emory University Hospital Midtown ranked nationally in Ear, Nose & Throat for the first time since that program moved to the hospital.

“We are very pleased with how our hospitals ranked in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals’ state and metro Atlanta area rankings, as well as how they performed in top specialty areas,” says Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, president, CEO and chairman of the board of Emory Healthcare. “Our staff and our physicians are the reasons for these successes. Congratulations and thank you to all of our care team members for helping us achieve these results year after year.”

U.S. News & World Report began publishing hospital rankings in 1990 to identify medical centers in various specialties that were best suited for patients whose illnesses pose unusual challenges because of underlying conditions, procedure difficulty or other medical issues that add risk. Hospitals are assessed in 16 specialty areas for the rankings. In 12 of the 16 specialties, ranking is determined by an extensive data-driven analysis combining performance measures in three primary dimensions of health care: structure, process/expert opinion and outcomes. In the four other specialties, ranking relies solely on expert opinion.

Within a state or metro area, regional rank is determined by a hospital's performance in the national rankings analysis and by its scores across nine procedure and condition areas evaluated. A hospital with more national rankings in the 12 data-driven specialties outranks a hospital with fewer national rankings.

To see the complete list of 2019-2020 Best Hospitals’ rankings, visit:

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