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These Are The Best Hospitals In The Country

Massachusetts General returns to the top spot in the 26th annual rankings.

U.S. News evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals for the 2015-16 Best Hospitals rankings. Only 15 of them made the Honor Roll.

Hospitals on the exclusive list achieved high scores in at least six of the 16 Best Hospitals specialty rankings. Top-tier scores earned two points per specialty and slightly lower scores one point. Honor Roll rank is by total points. Here's the list, starting at 15 and working up.

15. Stanford Health-Stanford Hospital

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Location: Stanford, California
Honor Roll points: 8
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 6
Highest rankings in: Ear, Nose & Throat (9th), Cancer (10th), Gynecology (11th), Diabetes & Endocrinology (13th), Urology (18th)
Honor Roll rank last year: Not ranked
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14. Duke University Hospital

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Location: Durham, North Carolina
Honor Roll points: 9
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 6
Highest rankings in: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (6th), Pulmonology (7th), Ophthalmology (8th), Urology (9th), Rheumatology (12th), Nephrology (17th)
Honor Roll rank last year: 14
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13. UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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Location: Pittsburgh
Honor Roll points: 11
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 8
Highest rankings in: Ear, Nose & Throat (6th), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (7th), Rheumatology (8th), Psychiatry (9th), Orthopedics (10th), Geriatrics (11th), Pulmonology (11th), Rehabilitation (11th)
Honor Roll rank last year: 12 (tied)
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12. NYU Langone Medical Center

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Location: New York
Honor Roll points: 12
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 9
Highest rankings in: Orthopedics (5th), Geriatrics (6th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (9th), Rheumatology (9th), Rehabilitation (10th), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (11th)
Honor Roll rank last year: 15
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11. Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Location: Chicago
Honor Roll points: 14
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 9
Highest rankings in: Diabetes & Endocrinology (7th), Urology (8th), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (9th), Orthopedics (9th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (10th), Geriatrics (12th), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (13th), Rheumatology (13th)
Honor Roll rank last year: 10
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10. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University

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Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Honor Roll points: 14
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 12
Highest rankings in: Pulmonology (8th), Nephrology (10th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (11th), Urology (11th), Ear, Nose & Throat (12th), Diabetes & Endocrinology (13th), Ophthalmology (13th)
Honor Roll rank last year: 17
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9. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian

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Location: Philadelphia
Honor Roll points: 15
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 11
Highest rankings in: Ear, Nose & Throat (4th), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (8th), Diabetes & Endocrinology (10th), Pulmonology (10th), Cancer (11th), Urology (12th)
Honor Roll rank last year: 7
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8. UCSF Medical Center

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Location: San Francisco
Honor Roll points: 18
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 12
Highest rankings in: Diabetes & Endocrinology (4th), Nephrology (4th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (4th), Urology (5th), Gynecology (6th), Ear, Nose & Throat (7th)
Honor Roll rank last year: 8
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7. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

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Location: New York
Honor Roll points: 20
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 12
Highest rankings in: Psychiatry (1st), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (3rd), Nephrology (3rd), Rheumatology (3rd), Neurology & Neurosurgery (5th), Diabetes & Endocrinology (6th), Urology (6th)
Honor Roll rank last year: 6
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6. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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Location: Boston
Honor Roll points: 22
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 12
Highest rankings in: Gynecology (2nd), Cancer (4th), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (4th), Nephrology (5th), Pulmonology (5th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (6th)
Honor Roll rank last year: 9
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5. Cleveland Clinic

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Location: Cleveland
Honor Roll points: 26
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 14
Highest rankings in: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (1st), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (2nd), Nephrology (2nd), Rheumatology (2nd), Urology (2nd), Diabetes & Endocrinology (3rd), Gynecology (3rd), Orthopedics (3rd), Pulmonology (3rd)
Honor Roll rank last year: 4
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3. (tie) UCLA Medical Center

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Location: Los Angeles
Honor Roll points: 26
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 15
Highest rankings in: Geriatrics (2nd), Urology (3rd), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (4th), Ophthalmology (5th), Cancer (6th)
Honor Roll rank last year: 5
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3. (tie) Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Location: Baltimore
Honor Roll points: 26
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 15
Highest rankings in:Rheumatology (1st), Ear, Nose & Throat (3rd), Neurology & Neurosurgery (3rd), Ophthalmology (3rd), Psychiatry (3rd), Urology (4th)
Honor Roll rank last year: 3
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2. Mayo Clinic

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Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Honor Roll points: 29
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 15
Highest rankings in: Diabetes & Endocrinology (1st), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (1st), Geriatrics (1st), Gynecology (1st), Nephrology (1st), Neurology & Neurosurgery (1st), Pulmonology (1st), Urology (1st)
Honor Roll rank last year: 1
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1. Massachusetts General Hospital

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Location: Boston
Honor Roll points: 29
Number of Honor Roll specialties: 16
Highest rankings in: Ear, Nose & Throat (1st), Diabetes & Endocrinology (2nd), Neurology & Neurosurgery (2nd), Psychiatry (2nd), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (3rd), Geriatrics (4th), Gynecology (4th), Ophthalmology (4th), Orthopedics (4th), Pulmonology (4th)
Honor Roll rank last year: 2
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The Honor Roll of Best Hospitals 2015-6 was originally published on U.S. News & World Report.
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