U.S. News & World Report names Huntsville Hospital #2 in state

Huntsville Hospital earned the No. 2 spot on U.S. News & World Report's latest ranking of Alabama's best hospitals, with six of our specialty areas rated as high performing.

For its 2018-19 Best Hospitals issue, U.S. News compared more than 100 Alabama hospitals based on patient safety, survival rates, specialized staff, reputation and more. Only UAB Hospital in Birmingham was rated higher than Huntsville Hospital.

The magazine tapped Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as America's best hospital, followed by Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor.

U.S. News rated every hospital as either high performing, average or below average in nine different adult procedures or conditions. Huntsville Hospital was rated high performing in six of those areas: heart bypass surgery, heart failure, COPD, colon cancer surgery, aortic valve surgery and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.