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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.

4. Best hospital for Kidney Disorders

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Website: www.brighamandwomens.org

The incidence of kidney disease and failure are expected to rise due to increases in new cases of diabetes and high blood pressure, according to the CDC.

Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is one of the best hospitals for care and treatment of various kidney diseases. The not-for-profit facility has 776 beds and over 1,259 physicians and researchers. The renal division is heavily involved in research; most recently, researchers at the facility have discovered the gene responsible for kidney disease. The Division of Renal (Kidney) Medicine treats all types of acute and chronic kidney diseases and includes a research program dedicated to acquiring new knowledge of relevance to disorders of the kidneys.

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