Partners Hospitals rank highly on U.S. News Honor Roll
- MGH Ranked # 1
- BWH Ranked # 9
- McLean Ranked # 2 in Psychiatry
- Spaulding Ranked # 5 in Rehabilitation
- NSMC and NWH both earned recognition on regional list
Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Both Ranked Top Ten Hospitals by U.S. News; MGH Ranked # 1 in the Nation
BOSTON – Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), the founders of Partners HealthCare, rank among the nation’s top ten hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals – with MGH earning the top spot (1). BWH once again made the top ten earning the ninth spot (9). This achievement makes Boston the only city in the United States with two hospitals ranked among the top ten on the Honor Roll. In all, six Partners HealthCare hospitals were recognized in the report. The rankings, now available online, will be published in the magazine's August issue as part of its 2012-2013 Best Hospitals guide.
“This is such a well deserved recognition. With a 200 year history of providing outstanding patient care, community service and groundbreaking medical research, the 23,000 men and women of MGH have achieved yet another historic milestone by earning the number one placement on the nation’s most prestigious list of hospitals,” said Partners President and CEO Gary L. Gottlieb, MD. “Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in a year filled with remarkable medical advances that have captured the attention of the nation, also earned special placement among the elite hospitals. Our hospitals set Boston apart as the only city in the country with two hospitals ranked among the top ten. Today’s recognition is a tribute to our doctors, nurses, researchers, educators and care teams working in our hospitals, our health centers and throughout our community in our local neighborhoods and around the world.”
Nationally, Partners HealthCare hospitals scored extremely well in the individual specialties rankings. BWH ranked among the top ten in Nephrology (kidney disease) for the sixth consecutive year, while also moving up to number two (2) in Gynecology. MGH was ranked among the top three in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
McLean Hospital ranked second in Psychiatry, continuing to be the highest-ranking freestanding psychiatric hospital on the list.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital placed fifth in Rehabilitation. It was again the only New England rehabilitation hospital making the list.
MGH was among the top hospitals in the country in all sixteen specialties, including Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear Nose & Throat (in partnership with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary), Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology (kidney disease) Neurology & Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology(in partnership with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) , Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rehabilitation (in partnership with Spaulding), Rheumatology and Urology.
BWH ranked among the top ten hospitals in the country in seven categories; Cancer (in partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gynecology, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Rheumatology.
U.S. News analyzed data on 4,852 medical centers to produce the national rankings. Fewer than 150 hospitals are ranked in at least one of the specialties and, of those, just 17 earned Honor Roll status.
The U.S. News regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions. North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) both earned regional recognition from U.S. News.
NSMC was recognized as high-performing in Geriatrics and Pulmonology and was ranked #18 in Massachusetts.
NWH was recognized as high-performing in Geriatrics, Orthopedics and Urology and was ranked #16 in Massachusetts.
Partners HealthCare is an integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to its two academic medical centers, the Partners system includes community and specialty hospitals, community health centers, a physician network, home health and long-term care services, and other health-related entities. Partners is one of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Partners HealthCare is a non-profit organization.