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Is Beth Israel hospital in Boston the best hospital in Massachusetts?

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As of September 2015, U.S. News and World Report ranks Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center in Boston as the fourth-best hospital in Massachusetts. Nationally, U.S News and World Report ranks the top 50 hospitals in each of 16 adult and 10 pediatric specialties. The publication ranked Beth Israel 16th in diabetes and endocrinology amongst U.S. hospitals. It did not rank Beth Israel Deaconness in the top 50 hospitals for any other adult or pediatric specialties.

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U.S. News and World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston as the best hospital in Massachusetts. The publication ranks Brigham and Women's Hospital, also in Boston, as Massachusetts' second-best hospital, and the Baystate Medical Center, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, as the third-best.

U.S. News and World Report derives its state rankings from its national rankings. The more specialties in which a hospital ranks amongst the top 50 nationally, the higher U.S. News ranks it regionally. For example, U.S. News ranks Massachusetts General as a top-50 hospital in 16 adult and three pediatric specialties. The publication ranks Brigham and Women's as amongst the top 50 in 13 adult specialties, and it ranks the Baystate Medical Center in the top 50 for two adult specialities. Because the publication ranks Beth Israel amongst the top 50 in only one specialty, it ranks the hospital number four regionally.

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