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Emory University Hospital ranked No.1, Emory Saint Joseph's ranked No. 2 in Georgia by U.S. News

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Janet Christenbury

Left: Emory University Hospital Midtown

Top right: Emory University Hospital

Bottom right: Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

For the seventh year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Emory University Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals Guide. (Emory University Hospital includes Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods.)

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital ranked No. 2 in Georgia and metro Atlanta, while Emory University Hospital Midtown ranked No. 10 in Georgia (4-way tie) and No. 7 in metro Atlanta (2-way tie).

Emory University Hospital ranked either nationally or was considered high performing in the following specialties: Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology and Urology.

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital ranked high performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology and Orthopaedics.

"We congratulate our many care team members throughout the Emory system who contribute to our successes in these annual hospital rankings," says Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, president, CEO and chairman of the board of Emory Healthcare. "The top-notch expertise, care and dedication they provide to our patients and their families are recognized by many and greatly appreciated."

U.S. News & World Report began publishing hospital rankings in 1990 to identify medical centers in various specialties that were best suited for patients whose illnesses pose unusual challenges because of underlying conditions, procedure difficulty or other medical issues that add risk. Hospitals are assessed in 16 specialty areas for the rankings. In 12 of the 16 specialties, ranking is determined by an extensive data-driven analysis that combines measures of performance in three primary dimensions of healthcare: structure, process and outcomes. Ranking in the other four specialties relies on hospital reputation, as determined by physician surveys.

Within a state or metro area, regional rank is determined by a hospital's performance in the national rankings analysis and by its scores across nine procedure and condition areas evaluated. A hospital with more national rankings in the 12 data-driven specialties outranks a hospital with fewer national rankings.

The specialty rankings and data are produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

To see the complete list of 2018-2019 hospital rankings, access

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