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Three Kansas City Hospitals Earn National Rankings In US News Survey

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Children's Mercy Hospital was nationally ranked in 10 pediatric specialties.

Three Kansas City hospitals earned national bragging rights in U.S. News & World Report’s latest hospital rankings.

The University of Kansas Hospital was nationally ranked in 11 adult specialties, Children’s Mercy Hospital was nationally ranked in 10 pediatric specialties and Saint Luke’s Hospital was nationally ranked in four adult specialties.

The three were the only hospitals in the metro to receive national recognition in U.S. News’ 27th annual Best Hospitals rankings.

KU Hospital was named the best hospital in Kansas City for the seventh year in a row and best hospital in Kansas for the fifth straight year.

The top five hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News, are the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital and UCLA Medical Center.

Dan Margolies is editor in charge of health news at KCUR, the public radio station in Kansas City. Dan joined KCUR in April 2014. In a long and varied journalism career, he has worked as a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star and Reuters. In a previous life, he was a lawyer. He has also worked as a media insurance underwriter and project development director for a video production firm.