WebMD Health News
Daniel J. DeNoon
Laura J. Martin, MD
July 17, 2012 -- Massachusetts General tops U.S. News & World Report's 2012 list of the best U.S. hospitals, knocking Johns Hopkins out of the top spot it's held for 21 years.
The rankings, produced by RTI International, are based on several factors:
This year, 17 hospitals made the list's honor role. These are hospitals that score at or near the top in at least six of the 16 specialties considered in the ratings.
The honor roll:
The ratings also listed the best hospitals for major medical specialties. The winners in each category:
SOURCE:U.S. News & World Report web site.
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