The 13 best hospitals in Georgia, according to the latest US News ranking 

Thirteen Georgia hospitals were deemed the state’s most high-performing in the latest best hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

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To determine the top Georgia hospitals, part of its “Best Regional Hospitals” breakdown, U.S. News analysts identified the institutions that were either nationally ranked in one of 12 specialties, had three or more high-performing ratings in a specialty or three or more ratings in the nine procedures and conditions.

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The 12 specialties included:

  • cancer
  • cardiology and heart surgery
  • diabetes and endocrinology
  • ear, nose and throat
  • gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • geriatrics
  • gynecology
  • nephrology
  • neurology and neurosurgery
  • orthopedics
  • pulmonology
  • urology

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And the nine procedures:

  • colon cancer surgery
  • lung cancer surgery
  • heart bypass surgery
  • aortic valve surgery
  • abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • hip replacement
  • knee replacement
  • heart failure
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Emory University Hospital in Atlanta earned top honors again for its national rank in five adult specialties and high-performing status in nine procedures and conditions.

Here are the 13 best hospitals in Georgia, according to U.S. News:

1. Emory University Hospital (Atlanta)

Nationally ranked in gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery, opthalmology, orthopedics

High performing in all nine procedures and conditions

2. Emory St. Joseph's Hospital (Atlanta)

High performing in all nine procedures and conditions

3. (tie)  Navicent Health Medical Center (Macon)

High performing in seven procedures and conditions

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3. (tie) Northeast Georgia Medical Center (Gainesville)

High performing in seven procedures and conditions

3. (tie) University Hospital (Augusta)

High performing in seven procedures and conditions

3. (tie) WellStar Kennestone Hospital (Marietta)

High performing in seven procedures and conditions

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7. (tie) Gwinnett Medical Center (Lawrenceville)

High performing in five procedures and conditions

7. (tie) Memorial University Medical Center (Savannah)

High performing in four procedures and conditions

7. (tie) St. Joseph’s Hospital (Savannah)

High performing in five procedures and conditions

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10. Piedmont Atlanta Hospital (Atlanta)

High performing in four procedures and conditions

11. (tie) Candler Hospital (Savannah)

High performing in three procedures and conditions 

11. (tie) Emory University Hospital Midtown (Atlanta)

High performing in three procedures and conditions 

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13. Athens Regional Medical Center (Athens)

High performing in three procedures and conditions 

Atlanta’s Shepherd Center was also recognized among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.

Browse the full U.S. News & World Report rankings at health.usnews.com.

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