KidneyBuzz.com is often asked which are the best hospitals in the United States for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients by those who are frustrated with the level of care that they are receiving at their hospitals. The following should give patients insights on the top hospitals in the country as well as points to look for to help improve their treatment and experience.
U.S. News estimates that nearly 2 million hospital inpatients a year face the prospect of surgery or special care that poses either unusual technical challenges or significantly heightened the risk of death or harm because of age, physical condition or existing conditions. The hospital that your Nephrologist suggested might be just right for you, but maybe not. These top rankings are a tool that can help assist in guiding some patients to find the best hospitals for their needs.
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The following list of hospitals draws from various points of patient engagement, emphasizing known prioritized patient care, as well as overall success:
- Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN 55902-1906
- Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH 44195-5108
- Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MD 21205-1832
- UCSF Medical Center - San Francisco, CA 94143-0296
- UCLA Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA 90095-8358
- New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell - New York, NY 10065-4870
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Nashville, TN 37232-2102
- John Muir Medical Center - 1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94598
- Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA 02114-2696
- Stanford Health Care - Stanford Hospital Stanford, CA 94304-2203
If your hospital is not listed above, that is just fine. There are over 1,600 hospitals in Nephrology that successfully see many different types of patients. You can determine if your hospital is best for you by conducting a "self-ranking" and (1) Asking family and friends that have used the hospital in the past about their experiences, (2) Look at the obvious hospital surroundings for cleanliness and updated technology, (3) Research the hospital online and see what others said, (4) Patient care and Bed-Side-Manner, and (5) Desire to answer your questions in a clear and effective way. If you are not comfortable with any of the above 5 areas, then you may consider another hospital for your procedure or regular check-ups.
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