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Duke Again Among Top Ranked U.S. Hospitals

By Debbe Geiger
August 02, 2016

Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC is once again ranked among the nation’s best hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's 2016-2017 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. The hospital is ranked nationally in 13 adult and 10 pediatric specialties. It also received a rating of high performing in 9 other adult procedures/conditions.

Four Duke Adult Specialties Are Among the Top 10 in the Country

Best Hospital in North Carolina

Duke University Hospital is also ranked as the best hospital in North Carolina and the best hospital in the Raleigh-Durham metro area.

Nationally Ranked Adult Specialties at Duke

Duke Achieves Highest Rating in 9 Adult Procedures/Conditions

In addition to specialties, U.S. News evaluates hospitals in several commonly performed medical procedures and conditions. Duke was rated high performing in nine adult procedures/conditions:

Nationally Ranked Children’s Specialties at Duke

  • Pediatric cancer (#25)
  • Pediatric cardiology and heart surgery (#22)
  • Pediatric diabetes and endocrinology (#26)
  • Pediatric gastroenterology and GI (#36)
  • Pediatric neonatology (#15)
  • Pediatric nephrology (#37)
  • Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery (#25)
  • Pediatric orthopaedics (#40)
  • Pediatric pulmonology (#48)
  • Pediatric urology (#50)


More than 5,000 hospitals are evaluated in the U.S. News analysis. Scores are based on a variety of factors related to patient outcomes and patient care.