U.S. News names best eye hospitals

August 4, 2010

The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami and the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hospitals Hospital, Baltimore, have been named to the first and second spots, respectively, in the ophthalmology category of U.S. News and World Report?s 2010?2011 list of best hospitals for the seventh consecutive year.

Washington, DC-The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami and the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, have been named to the first and second spots, respectively, in the ophthalmology category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2010–2011 list of best hospitals for the seventh consecutive year.

The magazine compiled lists for 16 adult specialties after evaluating almost 5,000 hospitals and considering factors such as death rates, patient safety, and reputation among more than 9,000 specialists. The 18 hospitals ranked in the ophthalmology category were named as among the best at handling challenging cases and procedures by at least 3% of the ophthalmologists who responded to the publication’s surveys in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Institutions rounding out the top 10 in ophthalmology include Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia (third); Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston (fourth); Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center (fifth); University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City (sixth); Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (seventh); Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California University Hospital, Los Angeles (eighth); University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center (ninth); and the Cleveland Clinic (10th).