Tuesday, July 21, 2015

#1 in the Nation

Mass General named top hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report

Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the top hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2015-2016. Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated, Mass General has consistently placed among the top hospitals on the Honor Roll since the survey began in 1990. This year, Mass General is ranked #1 in the United States.

In addition to being named the top hospital on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals, Mass General has also been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings. Mass General was rated as high performing in all five procedures and conditions. Fewer than 50 of the more than 4,500 hospitals that were evaluated received a high performing rating in all five procedures and conditions. 

The oldest and largest hospital in New England, Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the nation, and is designated a Magnet hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Mass General’s ranking in all 16 specialty areas on the U.S. News survey:

Cancer – 8

Cardiology & Heart Surgery – 5

Diabetes & Endocrinology – 2

Ear, Nose & Throat (with Massachusetts Eye and Ear) – 1

Gastroenterology and GI Surgery – 3

Geriatrics – 4

Gynecology – 4

Nephrology – 6

Neurology & Neurosurgery – 2

Ophthalmology (with Massachusetts Eye and Ear) – 4

Orthopedics – 4

Psychiatry – 2

Pulmonology – 4

Rehabilitation (with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital) – 6

Rheumatology – 6

Urology – 16

A detailed list of the rankings, including the methodology used by U.S. News & World Report, is available at www.usnews.com/besthospitals.

About Massachusetts General Hospital

Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital (www.massgeneral.org) is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The 999-bed medical center each year admits approximately 48,000 inpatients; handles nearly 1.5 million visits in its extensive outpatient programs at the main campus, four health centers and satellite facilities; and records more than 100,000 visits to its Emergency Department. The surgical staff perform more than 42,000 operations annually, and the MGH Vincent Obstetrics Service delivers more than 3,600 babies a year. MGH conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, with an annual research budget of more than $785 million. The largest nongovernment employer in Boston, the MGH has more than 23,000 employees, including more than 3,700 registered nurses. In 1994, MGH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital – also one of the top 10 hospitals on the U.S. News Honor Roll – affiliated to form Partners HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery system.

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