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For the 14th Year in a Row, Cleveland Clinic Heart Center Is Ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report 'America's Best Hospitals' Survey
Date:7/10/2008

ture patients."

In the 2008 Best Hospitals ranking, the Clinic's cancer services moved up, ahead of Ohio State University's James Cancer Hospital and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, a notable accomplishment given the high-quality cancer services available throughout Ohio.

"We're very happy to have the No. 1 cancer center in Ohio," said Derek Raghavan, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of the Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute. "We hope to continue on an upward trajectory as we add new people, programs and services to our scope of treatment."

A full list of the national hospital rankings will be published in the July 21/28 issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine available on newsstands on Monday, July 14. Rankings for pediatrics were published in the magazine's June 9 issue.

According to U.S. News, of the 5,453 hospitals evaluated by the magazine, 170 scored high enough in measures of quality, including mortality and patient volume, to be ranked in at least one specialty this year.

The rankings in 12 of the 16 specialties weighed reputation, death rate and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. The ranking for ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation and rheumatology was based solely on reputation derived from physician surveys.

The 19 hospitals selected for the magazine's 2008 Honor Roll, with Cleveland Clinic ranked No. 4 achieved high scores in at least six specialties, according to U.S. News.

RTI International, Research Triangle Park, N.C., compiled all hospital data and developed the 2008 rankings on behalf of U.S. News.

This year's rankings, particularly the Clinic's 14th consecutive rating as No. 1 Heart & Heart Surgery Program in the country, come during one of the Clinic's most historic periods. This fall, the largest building project in Cleveland Clinic history, the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Pavilion and the Glickman Tower, will open. Together, these state-of-the art building
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