It also topped the list of IL hospitals again, followed by Rush University Medical Center (second), Loyola University Medical Center (third) and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and University of Chicago Medical Center, the two of which tied for fourth.
The 29th annual report ranked Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as the nation's best hospital in a list of 158 hospitals.
MUSC was one of only two S.C. hospitals to rank nationally for a specialty.
Within a state or metro area, regional rank is determined by a hospital's performance in the national rankings analysis and by its scores across nine procedure and condition areas evaluated.
Holland Hospital is named as a high-performing Hospital in hip replacement.
The University of Tennessee Medical Center continued its history of national distinction.
"Rankings certainly aren't why health care providers do what they do every day, but I would say that they provide further validation of how hard we are working to put patients and their families first", MUSC's CEO Patrick Cawley said in a news release.
In psychiatry, the U.S. News & World Report's rankings distinguish the best hospitals for patients experiencing difficult-to-treat disorders and are based on reputation derived from three years of surveys from physicians nationwide who are board certified in psychiatry. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD.
Houston Methodist institutions also appears in the report's regional and state rankings: Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital ranks No. 5 in Houston and No. 8 in Texas while Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is listed as No. 7 in Houston and No. 11 in the Texas.
Harborview Medical Center ranked No. 3 in a five-way tie in the Seattle area and ranked No. 4 in a six-way tie in Washington.
There are 31 hospitals in New Hampshire, and three have met the high US News standards.
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. In the 2017-18 rankings, UCD ranked 12th in gynecology, 26th in nephrology, 22nd in urology and 41st in the ear, nose and throat specialty.
The big mover on the state list was U of C Medical Center, which rose in IL from eighth. Of the 16 specialty areas, only 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.