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Five Midwest hospitals made the US News and World Report's Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals 2007 ( Number two is Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Number four is Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis is number nine. At number 14 is University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor. At number 17 is University of Chicago Medical Center.


Other Midwest hospitals were ranked in the top 10 in individual specialties: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, number two in ear, nose, and throat and number six in ophthalmology; Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, number eight in orthopedics; Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, number one in rehabilitation; and Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, number 10 in rehabilitation.


Middletown, Wisconsin, is named the best place to live in CNN Money's 2007 Best Places to Live ( Also in the top 10 are Papillion, Nebraska, and Chaska, Minnesota. Twenty-one other Midwest towns are in the top 100.


Midwest locations dominate RelocateAmerica's Top 10 Places to Live in 2007 ( Traverse City, Michigan, is number two; Chicago is number four; Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is number eight. There are nearly two dozen others in RelocateAmerica's Top 100.


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St. John's Mercy


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University of Chicago Medical Center


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