America’s Best Hospitals: the 2021-22 Honor Roll and Overview

For more than 30 years, the mission of U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings has been to help guide patients, in consultation with their doctors, to the right hospital when they need care. The devastating coronavirus pandemic underscored the importance of high-quality health care. While disrupting life in many ways, it only reinforced U.S. News’ long-standing commitment to help patients across the nation find the best hospital for their needs.

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To help readers narrow their search, U.S. News rates hospitals in 17 bellwether procedures and conditions such as knee replacement and heart bypass surgery. Seven

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