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Cleveland Clinic named America’s Best Hospital for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery


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The Cleveland Clinic has been selected by American News and World Report as the best US hospital for cardiology and heart surgery, in the 2021-2022 ranking of the best hospitals of the publication.

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“It is a great honor to be, once again, No. 1 for 27 years. It is very humbling and it is a great source of pride for our team as we go out of our way to serve our patients in the best possible way. Lars Svensson, MD, Ph.D., president of the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, told Healio. “We are doing a lot of research and looking at new ways to better care for patients and we are incredibly grateful when we are honored in this way and recognized for all of our team’s efforts to provide the best care in the United States for our patients. As the Cleveland Clinic celebrates its centennial this year, it reminds us that we practice medicine on the shoulders of the giants who have come before us. We are fortunate to work in a place where we are constantly researching and innovating to provide the best possible care for our patients. “

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The top five US hospitals for cardiology and cardiac surgery according to the 2021-2022 ranking of best hospitals are:

  1. Cleveland Clinic;
  2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota;
  3. Cedars-Sinai;
  4. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell; and
  5. NYU Langone Hospitals.

The best general hospital in American News and World Report the ranking was the Mayo Clinic, followed by the Cleveland Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

According to a press release from American News and World Report, the ranking is based on a period prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of the pandemic on hospitals was not factored into the ranking.

“The Cleveland Clinic was founded 100 years ago on the belief that physicians should work as a team to serve the well-being of patients. A century later, the organization remains a team of teams focused solely on the patient ”, Tom Mihaljevic, MARYLAND, CEO and chairman of the Cleveland Clinic, said in a press release. “Even in the most difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic, our caregivers have seized the opportunity to provide the highest quality care to patients. Rankings like these by US News confirm the continued dedication of our caregivers to providing patients with the best care wherever they are, whatever the challenges. “

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Lars Svensson, MD, Ph.D., can be contacted at [email protected]


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