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Mass General Brigham hospitals are ranked as top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report 

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August 1, 2023 – Boston, MA – Five Mass General Brigham hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), McLean, Mass Eye and Ear, and Spaulding Rehabilitation were once again named among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and each also earned high marks in multiple clinical specialties. MGH and BWH are again on the U.S. News “Best Hospitals” honor roll while McLean Hospital was named #1 in the nation for psychiatry. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital earned the #2 spot for rehabilitation and Mass Eye and Ear ranked #4 for ophthalmology and #7 for otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat).  

For the second year, BWH earned the top honor in Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN), ranking #1 in the nation. In total, 11 unique specialties at MGH and BWH were recognized in the top 10 nationally.  

  • MGH: #2 psychiatry, #4 ophthalmology (in partnership with MEE), #7 diabetes and endocrinology, #6 rheumatology, #7 ear, nose and throat (in partnership with MEE), #8 cardiology and heart surgery, #8 neurology and neurosurgery, and #9 orthopedics.    

  • BWH: #1 obstetrics and gynecology, #5 cancer (with Dana-Farber as the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center), and #5 rheumatology.  

“We are proud that our system is home to five nationally ranked hospitals, including two Honor Roll-awarded academic medical centers and three of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals along with top national honors for women’s health and psychiatry,” said Anne Klibanski, president and CEO, Mass General Brigham. “These recognitions reflect the outstanding care that our staff provides every day in service to our mission of clinical care, research, and education in our local, national, and global communities. Together, we are committed to delivering only the highest-quality care for every patient, from the common to the complex, no matter the need.”     

In addition, five of Mass General Brigham’s community hospitals were recognized as “high performing” in specific specialties/conditions - the highest award a hospital can earn in the publisher’s Common Adult Procedure and Condition Ratings. They include:  

  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital was ranked #6 in the Boston Metro Area and #8 in Massachusetts (both tied with Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital) Newton-Wellesley was also recognized as high performing for treatment in nine procedures/conditions: COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart failure, hip fracture, kidney failure, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, and pneumonia. 

  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital was ranked #6 in the Boston Metro Area and #8 in Massachusetts (both tied with Newton-Wellesley Hospital). The hospital was ranked nationally for specialized diabetes and endocrinology care and recognized as high performing for treatment in six procedures/conditions: congestive heart failure, diabetes, kidney failure, knee replacement, pneumonia and prostate cancer surgery. 

  • Salem Hospital was ranked #8 in the Boston Metro Area and #10 in Massachusetts. The hospital was also recognized as high performing for treatment in seven procedures/conditions: COPD, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and stroke. 

  • Martha’s Vineyard Hospital was recognized as high performing for treatment in COPD. 

  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital was recognized as high performing for treatment in heart failure.  

Earlier this year, Mass General Brigham launched For Every Patient, a systemwide unified quality strategy that seeks to achieve the best possible outcomes for every patient. For Every Patient is a multi-year, evidence-based, data driven effort that will provide high-quality care that is effective, safe, personalized, and rooted in equity at every touchpoint, for every patient.    

Additional details about the U.S. News & World Report ranking system can be found here. The complete listing of U.S. News Best Hospitals can be found here.   

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Senior Director, External Communications, Hospitals

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