Of the eight top hospitals in Atlanta according to U.S. News & World Report, two of them have nationally ranked specialties. Emory University Hospital and Shepherd Center, the top ranked local hospitals on the list, have national areas of expertise.
Emory University Hospital ranks nationally in five categories:
No. 13 in Psychiatry
No. 16 in Ophthalmology
No. 40 in Neurology and Neurosurgery
No. 44 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery
No. 44 in Cancer
Shepherd Center is No. 10 nationally in rehabilitation.
U.S. News surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists and used data from approximately 5,000 hospitals to rank the best hospitals in 16 adult specialties. Researchers considered factors such as hospital reputation, patient safety, and death rates.
The top hospitals in Atlanta are:
1 . Emory University Hospital
2. Shepherd Center
3. Emory University Hospital Midtown
4. Piedmont Hospital
5. St. Joseph’s Hospital
6. Kennestone Hospital
6. Northside Hospital
6. WellStar Douglas Hospital