Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Known for its advanced Pulmonology and Gynecology departments, Duke is a university hospital with an impeccable reputation. They put a lot of time and energy into building a strong staff and have received the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy, for supporting nurses who was to get certified. One of their clinical oncologists, Dr. Kimberly Blackwell, was included in Time's most influential people of the year. But that's not all – the Duke Medicine Patient Safety Center is taking steps to develop and implement best practices for patient safety and hopes to take them to a national level.