Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Massachusetts General Hospital ranked on U.S. News national honor roll

Boston only city in U.S. with two hospitals in top ten

BOSTON - Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, the founders of Partners HealthCare, have again earned high marks on the U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals, with both hospitals ranking in the top ten. Mass General ranked fifth nationally, while Brigham and Women's ranked eighth. In all, four Partners HealthCare hospitals earned high rankings in the report.

"This type of recognition is a fitting tribute to the excellent care that each and every one of our physicians, nurses and other clinical staff provide," said Partners President and CEO James J. Mongan, MD. "We thank them for their commitment to high quality, compassionate care and congratulate them yet again on this tremendous achievement. Only through their dedication can Partners deliver this level of high-quality care to patients in Massachusetts and make Boston the only city in the U.S. with not one but two hospitals in the top ten."

Partners hospitals also scored well in the individual specialties rankings, rating among the top ten in 13 of the 16 fields. Brigham and Women's ranked first in kidney disease for the second consecutive year, while also earning the top ranking in gynecology. Mass General was ranked first in psychiatry for the thirteenth consecutive year, while McLean Hospital ranked fourth place in psychiatry, continuing to be the highest-ranking freestanding psychiatric hospital on the list. Spaulding placed seventh in rehabilitation, and was again the only New England rehabilitation hospital making the list. In addition, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, with which Partners formed Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, ranked fifth nationally in cancer, while the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center ranked seventh.

Mass General was among the top ten hospitals in the country in eleven specialties, including:

  • Psychiatry
  • Cancer
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Digestive disorders
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Kidney disease
  • Orthopedics
  • Respiratory disease
  • Rheumatology

Brigham and Women's ranked in the top ten hospitals in the country in five categories, including:

  • Kidney disease
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gynecology
  • Rheumatology

U.S. News analyzed data on 5,453 medical centers to produce this year's rankings. Only 170 hospitals were ranked in one or more specialties and, of those, just 19 were of Honor Roll caliber.


Massachusetts General Hospital
Donita Boddie

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