The Johns Hopkins Hospital sits at 1800 Orleans St in Maryland 7th congressional district.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital sits at 1800 Orleans St in Maryland 7th congressional district. (Xavier Plater / Baltimore Sun)

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been named third overall best hospital in the country for 2019 by U.S. News & World Report.

Tuesday’s announcement marks the second year in a row that Hopkins ranked No. 3 in the magazine’s assessment of about 4,600 hospitals across the country.


U.S. News ranked Hopkins behind No. 1 Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and No. 2 Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston this year. In June, Hopkins was ranked No. 9 on the list of Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll.

The hospitals are evaluated annually by the publication in 35 areas of care, including 16 adult specialties. U.S. News ranks the hospitals based on its own methodology, which was changed this year to incorporate more patient-centered measures, to account for differences in patient populations and to address feedback from healthcare professionals, according to the publication.

Hopkins was ranked nationally in 15 specialties, including being ranked No. 1 in geriatrics, neurology & neurgosurgery, and rheumatology, and No. 2 in nephrology and urology.

Another Baltimore hospital that ranked nationally for its specialties was the University of Maryland Medical Center, which ranked No. 10 in the nation caring for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions and No. 16 in cancer care, the publication found.

UMMC ranked No. 2 in Maryland behind Hopkins, followed by the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. St. Joe’s also was one of 57 hospitals nationally to received a “high performing” rating in all of U.S. News’ nine categories of care.

Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis and MedStar Union Memorial in Baltimore tied for fourth in U.S. News hospital rankings for Maryland.