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Duke University Hospital Again Named Among the Nation’s Best by U.S. News

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
By Duke Health News
Duke University Hospital at Dusk

Duke University Hospital has been named to the national Honor Roll as the No. 19 medical center in the country by U.S. News & World Report, which released its annual hospital rankings today.

Duke University Hospital also remains the No. 1 hospital in North Carolina and No. 1 in the Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area.

Honor Roll designations were awarded to the top 20 hospitals out of nearly 5,000 institutions across the country. Rankings consider patient safety, survival rates, technology, and the hospital’s excellence in a number of specialties. 

Seven adult specialties at Duke University Hospital also earned top-25 rankings in this year’s report:

  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery (No. 15)
  • Nephrology (19)
  • Ophthalmology (No. 6)
  • Orthopedics (No. 11)
  • Pulmonology (No. 17)
  • Rheumatology (No. 12)
  • Urology (No. 12)

In addition, Duke Regional Hospital ranked No. 10 in North Carolina and No. 4 in the Raleigh-Durham Metro area. Duke Raleigh Hospital ranked No. 14 in North Carolina and No. 6 in the Raleigh-Durham area.