SPOTLIGHT: Annual listing of top hospital rankings

US News & World Report released its annual ranking of the top hospitals in the US this week. The top five hospitals making the magazine's honor roll as all-around performers were: 1) Johns Hopkins (32 pts); 2) The Mayo Clinic (28 pts); 3) Mass. General (24 pts); 4) The Cleveland Clinic (23 pts); and 5) UCLA Medical Center (22 pts). Some cynics will note that a Dartmouth study last year showed dramatically different care patterns among the esteemed "Top 100" group. Story