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Old 09-13-2019, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Based on the criteria in the original post, I would say these are the best cities:

1. Boston, MA (Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
2. New York City (Mt Sinai Hospital, NYC Langone, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY Presbyterian Hospital Columbia & Cornell)
3. Houston, TX (Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Heart Institute, Univ of Texas Anderson Cancer Center, also Houston's Texas Medical Center is the largest medical complex in the country)
4. Los Angeles, CA (Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Medical Center, Keck Medical Center of USC)
5. Rochester, MN (Mayo Clinic is usually always ranked as the best hospital in the country)

Honorable mention to:
Philadelphia
Cleveland
Chicago
Baltimore
Boston also has Boston Children's, which is considered to be the top Children's Hospital in the world.

But yeah, this list seems pretty spot on. I could see an argument for Rochester, MN being higher simply due to Mayo.
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:37 PM
 
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Boston, Houston and NYC for big metros.

Rochester MN - I grew up there. Mayo is the town essentially. It’s incredible how the downtown is so integrated into the hospital buildings.
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:50 PM
 
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You're missing some. Look at the list of top-20 medical schools. Those are all going to have world class hospitals with top specialists. Yale/New Haven. Vanderbilt/Nashville. Duke+UNC/Raleigh-Durham. Stanford+UC-San Francisco/San Francisco. Washington University/St Louis. Univ of Washington/Seattle. Univ of Pittsburgh. UCSD.


If you have something seriously wrong with you where you need a top specialist, it's kind of splitting hairs whether you're at Mass General, the Mayo Clinic, Cedar-Mount Sinai, or Johns Hopkins. At any of those places, you're going to have a really top-notch department. Even more backwater places with a fairly good medical school and university hospital are going to be excellent. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is in the middle of nowhere and has top specialists.
There were universities whose hospitals were included in the top 20....Madison, WI, Yale, etc. SO, I believe this has already been taken into account.
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:52 PM
 
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There were universities whose hospitals were included in the top 20....Madison, WI, for one. SO, I believe this has already been taken into account.

I think you're completely missing my point. Any city with a top medical school is going to have a good hospital with really good access to world class specialists in whatever discipline you need. There isn't going to be a heck of a lot of drop-off between #1 and #20.
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:15 PM
 
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I think you're completely missing my point. Any city with a top medical school is going to have a good hospital with really good access to world class specialists in whatever discipline you need. There isn't going to be a heck of a lot of drop-off between #1 and #20.
My point was that the medical schools are taken into account, and ranked. Probably not a big drop-off, but the ratings are taking everything into account, I'm guessing. So, #1 is, probably better than #20.
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:33 PM
 
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My point was that the medical schools are taken into account, and ranked. Probably not a big drop-off, but the ratings are taking everything into account, I'm guessing. So, #1 is, probably better than #20.

Do you even know the metrics used for that ranking?
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:57 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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UW Seattle continues to be included as one of the best in the nation. Beyond a doubt best in region.

https://health.usnews.com/best-hospi...center-6910750

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Old 09-14-2019, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I think you're completely missing my point. Any city with a top medical school is going to have a good hospital with really good access to world class specialists in whatever discipline you need. There isn't going to be a heck of a lot of drop-off between #1 and #20.
Not true. I know plenty of people who hate UPMC and do what they can to go elsewhere.
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Old Yesterday, 10:44 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I think you're completely missing my point. Any city with a top medical school is going to have a good hospital with really good access to world class specialists in whatever discipline you need. There isn't going to be a heck of a lot of drop-off between #1 and #20.
Agreed.

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You do see some of the same ones popping up again and again in the different specialties.
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Old Yesterday, 12:51 PM
 
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Based on the criteria in the original post, I would say these are the best cities:

1. Boston, MA (Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
2. New York City (Mt Sinai Hospital, NYC Langone, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY Presbyterian Hospital Columbia & Cornell)
3. Houston, TX (Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Heart Institute, Univ of Texas Anderson Cancer Center, also Houston's Texas Medical Center is the largest medical complex in the country)
4. Los Angeles, CA (Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Medical Center, Keck Medical Center of USC)
5. Rochester, MN (Mayo Clinic is usually always ranked as the best hospital in the country)

Honorable mention to:
Philadelphia
Cleveland
Chicago
Baltimore
This is a pretty good list. I will point out that the one field Mayo isn't as highly regarded in is pediatrics. The rest of these cities have good Children's Hospitals. Mayo has a few pediatric specialities that are ranked, but they lack in some areas and are a low volume compared to most other children's hospitals. The children's hospital at Mayo doesn't even rank nationally. Still probably the best town of 100,000 for pediatric care, but behind all these other bigger cities.
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