Tuesday, July 16, 2013

#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 inU.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2013-2014. 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 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, Orthopedics 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 oldest and largest hospital in New England, Mass General also conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the U.S., and this year was redesignated 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 –6

Cardiology & Heart Surgery – 7

Diabetes & Endocrinology – 3

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

Gastroenterology – 4

Geriatrics – 6

Gynecology – 7

Nephrology – 5

Neurology & Neurosurgery – 4

Ophthalmology (with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) – 4

Orthopedics – 4

Psychiatry – 3

Pulmonology – 5

Rehabilitation (with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital) – 6

Rheumatology – 6

Urology – 12

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

About the Massachusetts General Hospital

Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital (www.massgeneral.org) is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The 950-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 90,000 visits to its Emergency Department. The surgical staff perform more than 38,000 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 $750 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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