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Top 10 US hospitals

Christine Cristiano hangs her hat in Ontario, Canada. She shares her world with husband, two sons and a beagle named Tessie.

Best hospitals in the US

Your local hospital may be equipped to handle general conditions and emergencies, but if you or anyone in your family is suffering from a specific disease or disorder, finding a hospital that specializes in that particular condition can mean more accurate diagnostic results and better odds of a successful treatment plan. Here is a list of the nation’s top 10 hospitals by specialty.

2. Best hospital for Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Website: www.mayoclinic.org

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2005-2007, new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in 9 out of every 1,000 Americans, with the highest incidence in the Southern states and Puerto Rico. The CDC's Diabetes Data and Trends reported that between 1980 and 2007 the number of new cases tripled to more than 1.5 million in the US in 2007; a drastic increase from the early 1990s.

The Mayo Clinic was ranked one of top hospitals for treatment and care of patients suffering from diabetes and endocrine disorders. Located in Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit organization, with 1,302 total beds; the hospital has two other locations in Arizona and Florida. The Mayo Clinic's Department of Internal Medicine including endocrinology, metabolism, diabetes, and nutrition, employs more than 40 clinical endocrinologists. According to the hospital's website, the facility takes an integrated approach to problems of human nutrition in disease states and for health improvement. In addition, the Mayo Clinic was also named the top hospital for digestive disorders.

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