Duke University Medical Center ranked No. 1 hospital in North Carolina

Jul. 16, 2013 @ 04:25 PM

U.S. News & World Report released its 24th annual Best Hospitals rankings today and placed Duke University Medical Center as the top hospital in North Carolina.

Understandably, it also was ranked No. 1 for the Raleigh-Durham area.

Hospitals that rank near the top of six or more specialties make the Honor Roll, according to the website. DUMC placed 12th in the national Honor Roll, with Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore earning the top spot.

"Duke University Medical Center is a 813-bed general medical and surgical facility with 38,098 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 17,052 annual inpatient and 20,425 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 69,643 visits," according to its U.S. News & World Report fact sheet.

Here is DUMC's additional national rankings:

18 - Cancer

6 - Cardiology & Heart Surgery

23 - Diabetes & Endocrinology

43 - Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

14 - Geriatrics

13 - Gynecology

11 - Nephrology

25 - Neurology & Neurosurgery

8 - Opthamology

12 - Orthopedics

4 - Pumonology

12 - Rheumatology

8 - Urology

Duke's Children's Hospital and Health Center also was nationally ranked in the U.S. News & World Report 2013-14 list for Best Children's Hospitals.

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