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 for the eighth consecutive year. MGH ranked second (2) in the nation and BWH ranked ninth (9). This achievement makes Boston the only city in the United States with two hospitals ranked among the top ten on the Honor Roll. 

Another two Partners hospitals – McLean Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital were also recognized for national excellence. McLean Hospital was ranked fourth (4) in the nation in psychiatry and Spaulding Rehabilitation was ranked sixth (6) for rehabilitation. The rankings, now available online, will be published in the magazine's August issue as part of its 2014-2015 Best Hospitals guide.

U.S. News also ranked hospitals by region. In addition to the national ranking listed above, MGH and BWH earned recognition as the #1 and #2 hospitals respectively in the Boston area. In the regional rankings, Partners’ Newton-Wellesley Hospital and North Shore Medical Center also earned distinctions.

“Our doctors, nurses, care teams, researchers and educators are among the very best, recognized nationally for their commitment to excellence year after year,” said Gary L. Gottlieb, MD, President and CEO of Partners HealthCare. “Our people and our hospitals make Partners a leader in medical innovation and science, continually improving care for patients locally and across the globe.”

Nationally, Partners scored extremely well in the individual specialties rankings. 

MGH was among the top ten hospitals in the country in fifteen specialties, including psychiatry (ranked #1), cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear nose & throat (in partnership with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary), gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology (kidney disease), neurology/neurosurgery, ophthalmology (in partnership with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary), orthopedics, pulmonology, rehabilitation (in partnership with Spaulding) and rheumatology. 

BWH ranked among the top ten hospitals in the country in five categories, including cancer (in partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), cardiology & heart surgery, gynecology, nephrology and rheumatology.

For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty.

The U.S. News regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance.  North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) both earned regional recognition from U.S. News

NWH was ranked #9 in the Boston area and recognized as high-performing in the areas of geriatrics, orthopedics, and urology.

NSMC was ranked #13 in the Boston area and recognized as high-performing in geriatrics. 


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, a managed care organization, 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.