U.S. News Names Brigham and Women's Hospital One of Nation's Best Hospitals
Once again, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has been recognized as a top hospital on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Honor Roll of Best Hospitals. The Brigham was ranked 14th by the publication, with four specialties earning a spot in the Top 10.
The Brigham was ranked in 11 of the 15 specialties rated by U.S. News. The Brigham ranked fourth in Cancer with Dana-Farber as the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center. Gynecology also ranked fourth, Rheumatology was fifth and Cardiology & Heart Surgery was 10th. Additionally, the Brigham earned the publication’s highest distinction of “high performing” in 16 of 17 most common, serious and complicated medical conditions and procedures.
The other Brigham specialties ranked were Geriatrics (18th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (18th), Diabetes & Endocrinology (19th), Ear, Nose & Throat (19th), Urology (19th), Pulmonary & Lung Surgery (23rd), and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (31st).
The annual ratings were developed to help consumers determine which U.S. hospitals provide the best care for challenging or complicated health conditions and for common elective procedures. The ratings are based on a point system derived from a comprehensive nationwide evaluation of nearly 5,000 medical centers in 15 adult specialties and 17 procedures and conditions.
Several other Mass General Brigham institutions were also honored on the annual list. Massachusetts General Hospital received the No. 5 spot on the Honor Roll, and three other Mass General Brigham hospitals — McLean Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Mass. Eye and Ear — were also recognized for national excellence. McLean Hospital was ranked No. 2 in the nation for Psychiatry, and Spaulding Rehabilitation was ranked No. 3 for Rehabilitation. Mass. Eye and Ear ranked second for Ear, Nose and Throat care, as well as fourth for Ophthalmology.
“I’m proud of our continued presence on the Honor Roll of Best Hospitals, which a true testament to our community’s steadfast commitment to our mission every single day,” said Sunil Eappen, MD, MBA, interim president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “More important than any recognition, and what makes the Brigham one of the nation’s best health care institutions, is the unparalleled care and compassion we deliver to our patients and their families and the hope we bring to countless others through our pursuit of the next medical and scientific breakthrough.”
Additional details about the U.S. News & World Report ranking system can be found here. The complete listing of America’s Best Hospitals can be found here.