surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists and sifted through data for approximately 5,000 hospitals to rank the best in 16 adult specialties, from cancer to urology. death rates, patient safety, and hospital reputation were a few of the factors considered. only 148 hospitals were nationally ranked in one or more specialties. the [color=#0072b2]honor roll
features the 17 that scored near the top in at least six specialties.