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Old 08-04-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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We are lucky to have so many great hospitals and different cities they exist in.

Any one of these will have excellent care - some will outscore others in speficic specialties but probably the most prominent would be in no particular order:

Baltimore
NYC
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Boston
Minneapolis
Cleveland
Houston
Chicago
LA
saint louis is conspicuously left off this list. barnes-jewish/washington university medical center ranks among the top 10 in the country in just about every single category, far above hospitals in some of the other cities you listed. not to mention wash. u. medical school consistently ranks among the top 5 in the usa. the medical community here is absolutely top tier. i'm from philadelphia, btw.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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I'm from Pittsburgh but a friend I met here works at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. She said that they are adding a brand new 600 bed wing to the hospital right now. Their clientele comes from all over the world.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:11 PM
 
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The Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, Ohio

Known for it's outstanding Cardiac Care Dept. among other specialities and one of the top hospitals overall in the U.S. Also, there is a Cleveland Clinic Hospital location in Florida! My family has received the majority of our care at the Clinic and know first hand of it's excellence!
Cleveland Clinic has performed miraculous transplant surgeries and many firsts in that field. One of my patients who I took care of right after the traumatic injury occurred, eventually went on to Cleveland Clinic for reconstructive surgery.As a nurse you can't help but carry your patient's burdens along with you, especially when you witness that level of injury. I was overwhelmed with happiness for that patient when I saw the transplant result . God Bless Cleveland Clinic
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Boston is probably the ultimate medical city in the US, but great hospitals are found all over the country, so there are great career opportunities pretty much everywhere. Depending on your specialty and what type of surgeon you plan on being, you can do some research and look at rankings and see what hospitals are the best in your particular specialty.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:22 PM
 
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Yeah, I was just driving by the Illinois Medical District the other day. That new Rush expansion is HUGE. The metro as a whole has 140 hospitals/health care organizations with over 100,000 employees and 26,000 hospital beds.

Member institutions of the Illinois Medical District itself include:

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Rush University Medical Center
University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center
Chicago Lighthouse
Hektoen Institute
Illinois State Police Forensic Science Center at Chicago
West Side Center for Disease Control
Chicago Department of Public Health

The IMD:

* consists of 560 acres
* houses 2,200 hospital beds
* has 20,000 employees
* receives 75,000 visitors daily
* is the nationís largest urban medical district
* holds the nationsí largest college of medicine (UICís College of Medicine)
* is the State of Illinoisí largest biotechnology/medical complex
* is an economic engine for statewide biotechnology
* provides incubation for approximately 30 emerging technology-based companies

The IMD generates:

* $220 million approximately in research annually
* $3.3 billion in economic activity
* 50,000 direct and indirect jobs
* $80 million in annual state taxes
* $34 million in annual local taxes
* $2 billion in direct and indirect employment compensation
I don't like quoting long posts, and this certainly isn't a pissing contest...but to give people an idea of of how large the Texas Med. Center is in Houston compared to other centers across the country, such as the above, TMC has

- 49 member institutions
- 94k jobs vs. 20k above
- 160k daily visitors vs. 75k above
- $1.2 billion in annual research vs. $220 million above
- It's 31 million gross square feet would make it the 12th largest "business district" in the US - i.e. if it was considered a typical "downtown" for a city, it would be the US' 12th largest
- 1,000+ acres vs. 560 acres above (i.e. - approx. the size of Chicago inside the loop)
- $14 billion annual impact vs. $3.3 billion above

It is the world's largest medical center...so when one says, as above that the IMD (Illinois Medical District) is the "nation's largest urban medical district" one can only guess they aren't including the Texas Med. Center as urban, or as a district...which is obviously semantics.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Currently, I'm am attending college at Princeton University and I am currently taking classes to become a Surgeon. Which cities in the US are the best for medicine?
Houston, Texas.This city has the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical center, and called "The Silicon Valley of Biomedical"
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:15 AM
 
Location: The City
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saint louis is conspicuously left off this list. barnes-jewish/washington university medical center ranks among the top 10 in the country in just about every single category, far above hospitals in some of the other cities you listed. not to mention wash. u. medical school consistently ranks among the top 5 in the usa. the medical community here is absolutely top tier. i'm from philadelphia, btw.

Well I also left off some others, more my point was there really are a plethora of great hospitals accross the country, and that facility is also excellent in St Louis - no harm meant and great facility you pointed out
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Minneapolis/Rochester MN (Mayo Clinic)
Cleveland (Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals)
Baltimore (John Hopkins)
Los Angeles (UCLA)
Boston
Raleigh-Durham
NYC
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Boston has Long Wood Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Children's Hospital, Dana-Faber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical etc. These are some of the best hospitals in the world.

Mass General Hospital is another one.
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:49 PM
 
Location: The City
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Minneapolis/Rochester MN (Mayo Clinic)
Cleveland (Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals)
Baltimore (John Hopkins)
Los Angeles (UCLA)
Boston
Raleigh-Durham
NYC
Yes and you also forgot

Philly (PENN, CHOP (Rated #1 in 22 of 24 pediatric categories and #2 on the other 2, by far the single highest rated specialty hospital in the world), Jefferson, Temple, Hahneman, Wills Eye, St Christophers, Fox Chase)
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