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U.S. News & World Report Names Barrow Among Top Centers in the U.S. for Neurology and Neurosurgery

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PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 30, 2019) – Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has been rated as Arizona’s top nationally-ranked medical center in the category of neurology and neurosurgery in this year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue. In this most respected of all national hospital rankings, Barrow is ranked #11 in the neurology and neurosurgery category, making it one of the elite leaders in the United States for this specialty. 

“We appreciate this esteemed recognition by U.S. News and World Report's ranking of America's best hospitals," says Michael Lawton, MD, President and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute. "We are proud of the world-renowned medical care we provide our patients who often travel to Barrow from throughout the world to receive the most skilled and advanced treatments for neurological disorders. Our dedicated and talented experts are pushing the boundaries of medicine to find therapies and cures for the most complicated conditions affecting the brain and spine.”

Barrow is a sought-after destination hospital for patients with the most complex neurological cases in the world. The Institute is also known as a leader in neuroscience education, housing the largest neurosurgical residency and fellowship programs in the United States and training more neurosurgeons than anywhere in the world. Barrow performs more brain surgeries than any other hospital in the United States. The Institute is also home to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. 

U.S. News & World Report ranked U.S. hospitals in 16 specialties. The publication selects hospitals based on a variety of criteria including reputation, mortality rates, patient volume, and key technologies.


About Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph’s is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Norton Thoracic Institute.  U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph’s among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  For more information please visit our website at


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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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