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US News Best Hospitals national ranking in 10 specialties

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best hospital in cancer, cardiology,  geriatrics, heart surgery and pulmonology

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best children's hospital in neonatology, nephrology, orthopedics and urology.

U.S. News Best Hospital Regional

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The region's top hospital and high-performing in diabetes, endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery

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Angela WhalenAngela Whalen didn't seek out a single-incision nephrectomy surgeon. She simply wanted to save her father's life. The fact that Whalen was able to undergo a unique surgical procedure to donate her kidney, with a barely visible scar to show for it, was the added bonus of a daughter's gift of life to her dad. [Watch her story]  [Read story]

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