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Newsweek Ranks Duke, UNC Hospitals Top in Nation

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Duke University Hospital in Durham has been recognized as one of the top medical centers in the country in 2024.

Newsweek magazine, in partnership with Statista, has released its annual rankings of the world’s best hospitals, with an overall global list as well as ones divided by country.

Duke University Hospital comes in at No. 16 on the list of the best hospitals in the United States, the highest ranking of any hospital in North Carolina. The medical center is also on the list of top 250 hospitals worldwide, ranking at No. 68 globally.

While Duke University Hospital is the only one in North Carolina that ranked globally, several others from around the Triangle made the list of best in the country.

Two UNC-system hospitals ranked in the top 100 — UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh at No. 71, and UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill at No. 79.

Another Durham facility, Duke Regional Hospital, comes in at No. 143. Also ranking in the top 200 is FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst at No. 171.

Newsweek lists two more Triangle hospitals among its list of the 412 best in the U.S. — UNC Health Johnston in Smithfield (No. 333) and Duke Health Raleigh (No. 408).

The rankings were put together using data from online recommendation surveys taken by medical professionals as well as patient satisfaction surveys, hospital quality metrics and patient-reported outcome measures, or PROMs. [source]