Tuesday, July 15, 2014

#1 in New England, #2 in the nation

Mass General again ranks highly among America's top hospitals

Massachusetts General Hospital is again ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2014-2015. 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 New England and #2 in the United States.

Mass General Psychiatry was ranked the country’s number one program in that specialty. In addition, MGH ranked among the top five in the nation in Diabetes & Endocrinology, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), Gastroenterology (GI), Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics and Pulmonology. MGH also ranked in the top 10 in Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Rehabilitation and Rheumatology.

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 – 7

Cardiology & Heart Surgery – 6

Diabetes & Endocrinology – 3

Ear, Nose & Throat (with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) – 4

Gastroenterology – 3

Geriatrics – 5

Gynecology – 5

Nephrology – 7

Neurology & Neurosurgery – 4

Ophthalmology (with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) – 4

Orthopedics – 5

Psychiatry – 1

Pulmonology – 4

Rehabilitation (with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital) – 6

Rheumatology – 7

Urology – 21

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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