Jul 21, 2015Brigham and Women’s Hospital Ranked Sixth on U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Hospitals
BWH advances three spots to highest-ever ranking
Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has advanced three spots to rank sixth on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals in 2015. This is the 23rd consecutive year that BWH has appeared on the Honor Roll.
"I'm extremely proud of our continued presence on the Honor Roll of Best Hospitals, which is possible because of our employees' steadfast commitment to carrying out our mission," said Betsy Nabel, MD, president of Brigham and Women's Health Care. "What makes BWH a world-class institution cannot be found within the criteria for one award or by analyzing clinical data. We are defined by the compassionate care we provide to our patients; by the research and innovation we pioneer to accelerate treatments and cures; by our pledge to advance the health of our local and global community; and by our unwavering dedication to training the next generation of health care professionals and leaders."
Thirteen BWH specialties achieved rankings, six of which were in the top five including: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gynecology, Nephrology,Pulmonary, and Rheumatology. BWH departments of Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders, Geriatric Care, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics all placed within the top ten this year.
BWH's sister institution, Massachusetts General Hospital, claimed the top spot on the Honor Roll, making Boston the only city with more than one hospital in the top ten.
U.S. News performs a comprehensive, nation-wide evaluation of hospitals in 16 adult specialties and composes the lists of top hospitals and specialties. The Honor Roll recognizes the nation's top hospitals, just 15 out of nearly 5000, for their outstanding range of clinical excellence. The complete listing of America's Best Hospitals can be found online
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