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3/8/18 9:48 P

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Yes, if you do a search for US News Hospital Rankings, you'll find more info. It's not quite as new as this link, but still valid and far more complete. My local hospital's rankings are scary.

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3/8/18 8:37 P

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NITEMAN3D....Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ is nationally ranked in 3 adult specialties and 1 pediatric specialty. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell in New York, NY (rated #1 in NYC) is nationally ranked in 14 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties. Neither is on the list in the article that the OP linked to but I know folks who have traveled from as far away as Florida to get treated there.

I guess what is important is having a doctor you trust that is affiliated with a good hospital.


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3/8/18 6:55 P

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We have AGH Health System and UPMC Health System 40 minutes away

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3/8/18 6:41 P

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Looks like only 2 from my state made the list, and there's one I'm sort of surprised not to see. Not very reassuring, considering none of these "best" are remotely near me, but it's sort of what I'd expect given where I live.



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3/8/18 3:47 P

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SHERYLDS, I would suspect not based on what I see here in Southern PA. Hershey is one of those hospitals and everyone wants to go there, especially those with more serious needs. I had a vitrectomy done there last year and it's more than an hour drive for us. I was sent there because none of the eye surgeons in our area participate in my HMO or else were not qualified to perform the surgery. Additionally, I just had two hernias repaired two weeks ago and that was lower risk surgery performed at the local hospital which is a three-minute drive. It would be my guess that the smaller local facilities are actually getting the less demanding cases while the tougher stuff is going to Hershey. (BTW, our local hospital just garnered headlines for lack of cleanliness and is *not* in any top one hundred lists anywhere.)

Also, I don't think they *can* turn you away? Just my observation based on one situation. Could be different in other areas I guess?

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2 in WI. One an hour away, the other 2 hours away. I’m in good care area.



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3/8/18 2:39 P

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none in my area
I wonder if the cases they take influence the studies results. Can some hospitals take some of the tougher cases and have a higher mortality rate?

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