Friday, April 1, 2011

MGH ranks among top metro and national hospitals

The MGH ranks among the best hospitals in the Boston area and nationwide according to U.S. News & World Report and Thomson Reuters, respectively.  While U.S. News & World Report annually issues the much-anticipated list of the nation’s “Best Hospitals,” on March 29 it announced the first-ever “Best Hospitals metro area rankings,” in which the MGH ranked number one in the Boston area. In the Thomson Reuters list, the MGH was identified among the top 100 U.S. major teaching hospitals.

The U.S. News & World Report metro area list drew on data from the national 2010-11“Best Hospitals” list. To be ranked, hospitals were required to score in the top 25 percent in at least one of 16 medical specialties. Scores were based on reputation, death rate, patient safety and other care-related factors such as nursing.  The Thomson Reuters ranking used objective research and public data to evaluate hospitals on measures including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability and compared them to similar facilities in terms of size and teaching status.

For more information about the U.S. News & World Report best hospitals in the metro area list, access For more information about the Thomson Reuters list of top 100 hospitals, access

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