US News & World Report recently rated our nation’s hospitals based on the quality of care, the reputation among colleagues in the medical field, the death rate, patient safety and other patient care factors (such as the technology at the hospital and the level of nursing care). Nearly 5,000 hospitals and medical centers were reviewed with a special focus on those that have specialty areas. For 2009, Duke Medical Center in Durham ranked in the top 10 of hospitals nationwide.

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This article was written by Chip Permar