After a brief delay, U.S. News & World Report has issued its annual ranking of the best hospitals in the country. And due to some changes in its methodology, there are a few new facilities being recognized this year. Over 4,500 medical centers were evaluated for their performance in 23 different areas, such as cancer, diabetes, geriatrics and orthopedics. In addition, over 150 hospitals earned a national ranking in at least one specialty area. And more than 530 hospitals were recognized as one of U.S. News’ Best Regional Hospitals.