Friday, July 19, 2013

No. 1 in New England, No. 2 in the nation

The MGH is again ranked among the top hospitals in the nation on the U.S. News & World Rep

U.S. News & World Report MGH Rankings

Cancer                              6

Cardiology & Heart Surgery 7

Diabetes & Endocrinology    3

Ear, Nose & Throat             7
(with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary)                     

Gastroenterology                  4

Geriatrics                                 6

Gynecology                             7

Nephrology                             5

Neurology & Neurosurgery 4

Ophthalmology                      4
(with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary)                     

Orthopædics                          4

Psychiatry                              3

Pulmonology                         5

Rehabilitation                        6
(with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital)                              

Rheumatology                       6

Urology                                  12

ort 2013-14 “Best Hospitals” list. Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated, the MGH has consistently placed among the top hospitals on the Honor Roll since the survey began in 1990. This year the MGH is ranked No. 1 in New England and No. 2 in the United States.  Johns Hopkins Hospital had been ranked in the top spot for 21 straight years until last year when the MGH received the No. 1 ranking. Johns Hopkins reclaimed the top spot this year with the Mayo Clinic ranking No. 3, Cleveland Clinic at No. 4 and UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles at No. 5. 

The MGH receives the honor of having eight specialties ranked among the Top 5 in the nation, including: gastroenterology (GI), nephrology, pulmonology, diabetes and endocrinology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopædics and psychiatry. Another seven specialties, including cancer, cardiology, ENT (ear, nose and throat), geriatrics, gynecology, rehabilitation and rheumatology are ranked among the Top 10.

The Best Hospitals list ranks 147 medical centers nationwide in 16 adult specialties. U.S. News reviews data including death rates, patient safety and hospital reputation, and the Honor Roll features the 18 that score near the top in at least six specialties.  A full list of the MGH specialties and their rankings appears below.

Pediatric specialties are ranked separately from adult specialties, and in June the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s annual honor roll of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals. MGHfC was ranked in six specialties – endocrine, pulmonary, gastroenterology, orthopædics, neurology and neonatology – as part of the report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals for 2013-14.”

A detailed list of the rankings is available at

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