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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.

3. Best hospital for Digestive Disorders

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Website: www.clevelandclinic.org

The National Health Interview Survey reports that 60 to 70 million people are affected by all digestive diseases, and that these disorders account for 14 percent of all in-patient hospitalization procedures.

The not-for profit Cleveland Clinic is one of the top hospitals for the diagnosis and treatment of various digestive disorders. According the facility's website, the hospital's Digestive Disease Institute is one of the first of its kind to integrate specialists in gastroenterology and hepatology, colorectal surgery, hepato-pancreato-biliary and transplant surgery, and nutrition into one model of care. The Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians and presently has 1,201 beds and over 1,800 full-time physicians and scientists that provide and contribute to patient care in 120 specialties and subspecialties. In addition, the hospital's cardiac program has been ranked No.1 by US News & World Report since 1995.

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