These Are The 7 Best US Hospitals You Should Work For

September 24, 2015


Best Hospitals in the U.S. for 2015-2016



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For those of you currently working toward a career in a health profession, hospital rankings and data are important resources that can help you narrow down your search for the best US hospitals to work for and learn at.

Whether you’re in medical school or an allied health program, read on to learn about some of the most highly recognized and reputable hospitals in the U.S. This list will make your search easier, providing you with a few great options to start with.

The Ranking Criteria

We’ve compiled a list of the best hospitals in America for 2015-16 based on the following criteria:


  • Providing high-quality patient care

  • Receiving excellent hospital rankings in specialty care areas

  • Being one of the top hospitals within its state

  • Having high levels of patient satisfaction

  • Fostering a positive work environment and culture


These hospitals are not only highly recognized for their superior services and patient care, but for being great places to work.

Best US Hospital Systems

Here are our top 7 hospitals in the U.S. for 2015-2016, displayed in alphabetical order:

1. Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts is a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and an internationally-known referral center for the most complex cases in many areas of medicine.


  • Ranked as the #2 Best Hospital in Massachusetts.

  • It consistently ranks in U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 hospitals in the nation.

  • It ranks nationally for several adult specialties, including cancer and gynecology, and leads the nation in cartilage repair and face transplant surgery.

  • Has a very high rate of patient satisfaction, with 85% of patients indicating they would recommend it to others.

  • One of Becker’s Healthcare “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare 2015.”


2. Cleveland Clinic
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Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio is among the nation’s best hospitals. It’s ranked nationally in numerous adult and pediatric specialties and no hospital in the country has ranked higher in cardiac care since 1994.

Cleveland Clinic is also known for its commitment to patient and hospital safety, continually striving to reduce accidents and medical errors.


3. Hackensack University Medical Center
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Hackensack UMC in Hackensack, NJ provides exceptional patient care and promotes medical innovation. It offers world-class cardiac care at its Heart & Vascular Hospital, which is one of America’s most comprehensive cardiac and vascular care centers. Hackensack UMC's Cancer Center is also one of the nation’s largest and most highly ranked.


  • Ranked as the #1 Best Hospital in New Jersey.

  • Ranked as the number one hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report in 2014-15.

  • Has won the Healthgrades® Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for eleven consecutive years.

  • Has a very high rate of patient satisfaction, with 79% of patients indicating they would recommend it to others.

  • Has earned accreditation as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer each year since 2011 as a leader in workplace wellness.

  • One of Becker’s Healthcare “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare 2015.”


4. Johns Hopkins Hospital
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland is the primary teaching hospital and biomedical research facility of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Highly regarded as one of the world’s top teaching hospitals and medical facilities, it boasts a top 10 ranking for numerous adult and pediatric specialties, with a #1 ranking in Neurology and Geriatrics.


5. Massachusetts General Hospital
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Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts is the third oldest general hospital in the U.S. and is the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

The hospital receives patients from around the country for a diverse range of treatments. Ranked nationally in numerous adult and pediatric specialties, Massachusetts General also offers many special in-house services, such as interpreters who speak more than 11 languages.


6. Mayo Clinic
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Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is ranked nationally in various adult and pediatric specialties and provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment in virtually every medical and surgical specialty. Annually, Mayo Clinic is visited by more than one million individuals from all 50 states and approximately 150 countries.


7. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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Founded in 1955, UCLA Medical Center became Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in 2008, reopening with a new modern hospital design. This Los Angeles, California hospital provides innovative medical practices within a warm, caring environment.


  • Ranked as the #1 Best Hospital in California.

  • Tied for the #3 spot with Johns Hopkins Hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the nation’s top hospitals for 2015-16.

  • Ranks highly in geriatrics, urology and ophthalmology.

  • Has a very high rate of patient satisfaction, with 78% of patients indicating they would recommend it to others.

  • One of Becker’s Healthcare “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare 2015.”


These seven distinguished hospitals are consistently recognized as leaders in the healthcare industry year after year. Each facility has a lot to offer both patients and medical professionals, setting high standards in patient care, medical innovation, and workplace excellence.

Be sure to check out the 5 best teaching hospitals on the East Coast to discover more great hospitals to look into.