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Best Hospitals 2007: NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY
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Rank
Hospital U.S. 
News
Score
Reputation
(%)
Mortality Index Discharges
Nursing index Nurse
Magnet
hospital
Advanced services Patient Services Trauma
center
Epilepsy
center
1 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 100.0 48.6% 0.99 5,999 2.8 Yes 6.0 7 Yes Yes
2 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 93.1 38.0% 0.59 3,649 1.9 Yes 6.5 7 Yes Yes
3 New York - Presbyterian Univ. Hosp. of Columbia and Cornell 79.5 32.0% 0.80 6,115 1.7 No 7.0 7 Yes Yes
4 Neurosurgical Service @
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
78.6 35.1% 0.99 4,279 2.0 Yes 6.0 6 Yes Yes
5 University of California, San Francisco Medical Center 77.8 33.6% 0.85 2,542 2.2 No 7.0 5 No Yes

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Best Hospitals 2006: NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY
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Rank
Hospital U.S. 
News
Score
Reputation
(%)
Mortality
ratio
Discharges
(3 years)
Nursing index Nurse
Magnet
hospital
Key
Technol-
ogies
(of 7)
Patient/
community
services
(of 12)
Trauma
center
Epilepsy
center
1 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 100.0 53.5 0.98 6,592 2.8 Yes 6.0 12 No Yes
2 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 86.2 39.2 0.71 4,074 2.3 Yes 7.0 12 Yes yes
3 Neurosurgical Service @
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
79.6 41.6 1.16 4,550 1.9 Yes 6.0 11 Yes Yes
4 New York - Presbyterian Univ. Hosp. of Columbia and Cornell 76.7 36.5 0.89 6,481 1.4 No 7.0 11 Yes Yes
5 Cleveland Clinic 64.4 24.9 0.67 5,292 1.5 Yes 7.0 11 No Yes

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Best Hospitals 2005: NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY
New imaging and radiology methods permit no-cut brain surgery.
usnews2001.jpg (7964 bytes)
Rank
Hospital U.S. 
News
Score
Reputation
(%)
Mortality
ratio
Discharges
(3 years)
R.N.'s
to
patients
Nurse
Magnet
hospital
Key
Technol-
ogies
(of 7)
Patient/
community
services
(of 11)
Trauma
center
Epilepsy
center
1 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 100.0 52.5 1.03 6,708 2.5 Yes 7.0 11 Yes Yes
2 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 87.9 40.2 0.68 4,079 2.2 Yes 7.0 11 Yes yes
3 New York - Presbyterian Hospita 85.9 42.8 0.97 6,408 1.5 No 7.0 11 Yes Yes
4 Neurosurgical Service @
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
81.8 42.2 1.17 4,470 2.1 Yes 6.0 10 Yes Yes
5 University of California, San Francisco Medical Center 70.9 35.9 1.07 2,418 2.7 No 7.0 8 No Yes

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Best Hospitals: NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY
New drugs and devices help to combat a rise in seizure disorders
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Rank Hospital U.S. News
Score
Reputation
(%)
Mortality
ratio
Discharges
(3 years)
R.N.'s
to
patients
Nurse
Magnet
hospital
Key
Technol-
ogies
(of 7)
Patient/
community
services
(of 15)
Level
1 or 2
trauma
center
Level 4
epilepsy
center
1 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 100.0 61.2 1.04 5,907 3.30 Yes 7.0 15 Yes Yes
2 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 84.8 48.0 0.77 3,132 2.10 Yes 7.0 15 Yes No
3 Neurosurgical Service --
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
82.9 51.7 1.10 3,781 1.89 Yes 7.0 15 No No
4 New York - Presbyterian Hospital 78.0 44.8 1.04 5,568 1.43 No 7.0 14 Yes Yes
5 University of California, San Francisco Medical Center 62.9 35.1 1.08 2,011 2.65 No 7.0 13 No Yes

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Best Hospitals: NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY
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Best Hospitals: NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY
Confronting Alzheimer's, treating brain tumors without surgery
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Rank Hospital U.S. News Index Reputational score Mortality ratio COTH member Technology services
(of 7)
Discharges R.N.'s to beds Trauma Center
1 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 100.0 57.5 % 0.91 Yes 7.0 4,763 1.31 Yes
2

Neurosurgical Service --
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

83.7 46.0 % 0.95 Yes 7.0 3,705 1.38 Yes
3 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 74.6 37.2 % 0.70 Yes 7.0 2,641 1.42 Yes
4 New York Presbyterian Hospital 72.7 37.3 % 0.95 Yes 7.0 4,078 1.32 Yes
5 University of California, San Francisco Medical Center 51.6 24.1 % 1.00 Yes 6.0 1,503 1.75 No

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Best Hospitals: NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY
Specialists at these hospitals can treat a stroke or diagnose memory loss.
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Rank Hospital U.S.News Index Reputational score Mortality ratio COTH member Technology services
(of 7)
Discharges R.N.'s to beds Trauma center
1 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 100.0 56.8 % 0.87 Yes 7.0 4,941 1.12 Yes
2
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Neurosurgical Service

87.3 47.1 % 0.94 Yes 7.0 3,802 1.61 Yes
3 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 78.3 37.3 % 0.68 Yes 7.0 2,710 1.63 Yes
4 New York Presbyterian Hospital 69.7 34.5 % 0.91 Yes 7.0 2,732 1.06 Yes
5 University of California, San Francisco Medical Center 56.1 25.8 % 0.92 Yes 5.0 1,455 1.69 No

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Best Hospitals: NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY
Alzheimer's disease and stroke are two of the conditions that challenge researchers
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Rank Hospital U.S.News Index Reputational score Mortality rate COTH member Technology score
(of 7)
Discharges R.N.'s to beds Trauma center
1 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 100.0 52.3 % 0.83 Yes 7.0 3,260 1.10 Yes
2 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Neurosurgical Service

90.4 48.0 % 0.97 Yes 7.0 2,625 1.35 No (wrong)

YES

3 New York Presbyterian Hospital 71.2 34.9 % 0.93 Yes 7.0 2,393 1.13 Yes
4 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 70.0 34.1 % 0.69 Yes 7.0 1,817 1.33 Yes
5 University of California, San Francisco Medical Center 52.0 26.8 % 0.77 Yes 7.0 884 1.42 No

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Best Hospitals: NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY
Alzheimer's disease and stroke are two of the conditions that challenge researchers
usnews98.gif (7964 bytes) The U.S. News hospital rankings are designed to assist you in your search for the highest level of medical care. Our online "Best Hospitals Finder" is designed to make that search even easier.
Rank Hospital U.S.News Index Reputational score Mortality rate COTH member Technology score
(of 7)
R.N.'s to beds Trauma center
1 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 100.0 55.2 % 0.65 Yes 6.0 1.16 Yes
2 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

MGH Neurosurgical Service

93.3 50.5 % 0.98 Yes 7.0 1.24 Yes
3 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 82.7 42.6 % 0.76 Yes 7.0 1.40 Yes

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bostoncom.gif (2300 bytes) Boston Magazine's "Top Docs"   March 1999 Issue

Section: NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

  • Nicholas T. Zervas, Chief, MGH Neurosurgical Service
    TUMOR SURGERY, PITUITARY SURGERY
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. HMO Blue, Harvard Pilgrim, NHP, Tufts HP, USHC.
  • Lawrence F. Borges
    SPINAL SURGERY
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Harvard Pilgrim, HMO Blue, Tufts HP.
  • G. Rees Cosgrove
    GENERAL NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY, STEREOTACTIC AND FUNCTIONAL
    NEUROSURGERY, TUMOR SURGERY,
    SPINE SURGERY, BRAIN MAPPING fMRI
    (FAST MAGNETIC RESONANCE
    IMAGING), EPILEPSY NEUROSURGERY,
    PALLIDOTOMY

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Harvard Pilgrim, HMO Blue, Tufts HP.
  • Robert G. Ojemann
    TUMOR SURGERY, ACOUSTIC
    NEUROMAS, MENINGIOMAS

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Harvard Pilgrim, HMO Blue, NHP, Tufts HP, USHC.

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