The best hospitals in the U.S. 2021-2022

The annual rankings rate facilities across 17 procedures, conditions, across 15 areas of complex care.

The U.S. is packed with hospitals providing quality care, but which are the best?

For more than 30 years U.S. News & World Report has issued rankings aimed at answering that question for physicians and patients alike. With the recent surge in COVID-19 infections across the country, these rankings take on a new importance.

As part of the ratings, U.S. News looks at patient outcomes connected to 17 bellwether procedures and conditions including knee replacement, heart bypass surgery, diabetes, and pneumonia. The analysis also ranks the hospitals in 15 areas of complex specialty care.

These are the top 20 hospitals:

1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

2. Cleveland Clinic.

3. UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles.

4. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

5. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

6. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

7. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell, New York.

8. NYU Langone Hospitals, New York.

9. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco.

10. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.

11. University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor.

12. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, Stanford, California.

13. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia.

14. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

15. Mayo Clinic-Phoenix.

16. Houston Methodist Hospital.

17. (tie) Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.

17. (tie) Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

19. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.

20. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville.