For the second consecutive year, Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines has been ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospital in Iowa, with high performance in six medical specialties, the hospital announced. Its largest competitor, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, was also named a Best Regional Hospital, with high performance in six treatment areas. The two Des Moines hospitals were among 732 regional hospitals recognized, which put them in about the top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City was the only hospital in the state to be named a Best National Hospital. Mercy - Des Moines and Iowa Methodist were among seven Iowa hospitals ranked as top regional hospitals. Click here to see a summary of the hospitals recognized and their rankings.