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University of Iowa Hospitals maintains national ranking by U.S

University of Iowa Hospitals maintains national ranking by U.S”

This is the seventh-consecutive year that Mayo Clinic, 5777 East Mayo Blvd., has been ranked No. 1 in Arizona, ranking nationally in eight specialties.

Vidant Medical Center in Greenville at No. 3.

In Minnesota, the next-best ranked hospital was Allina Health's Abbott Northwestern, followed by St. Cloud Hospital.

"As we remain driven to achieve the "triple aim" - providing better health and better care at a better cost - it's important for our health network to continuously monitor, measure and improve how we are partnering with and serving our patients and community", Dr. Brian Nester, president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, said in a statement.

NYU Langone Hospitals made the list at #9 while Mount Sinai Hospital was ranked #14.

In recognition of the country's most elite facilities, U.S. News issues an honor roll annually for those 20 facilities "with unusual competence across a range of adult specialties, procedures and conditions".

U.S. News & World Report has been evaluating medical facilities for 30 years and is considered the "most widely-used hospital ranking survey", The News & Observer has reported.

No. 5 Jersey Shore University was ranked in orthopedics (No. 39).

Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News, said the rankings are meant to help consumers.

Duke dropped off the nationwide list after it held the 19th spot a year ago and the 17th spot the prior, The News & Observer reported. "The new model provides a more comprehensive assessment that is useful to patients, families, and their medical professionals".

Nine hospitals in MA made the list of "high performing" hospitals.

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