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July 26, 2022

U.S. News Names Brigham and Women's Hospital One of Nation's Best Hospitals; Obstetrics & Gynecology Department Ranks 1st in the Nation

Once again, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has been recognized as a top hospital in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the best U.S. hospitals. The Brigham was ranked 14th by the publication, while its Obstetrics & Gynecology department was named the best in the country. In all, four specialties earned a spot in the Top 10 and three specialties made the Top 5.

The Brigham was also ranked in 13 of the 15 specialties rated by U.S. News. In addition to the top ranking for OB/GYN, the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center ranked fourth in cancer, Rheumatology was fifth and Cardiology & Heart Surgery was 10th. Additionally, the Brigham earned the publication’s highest distinction in 18 of the 20 most serious and complicated medical conditions and procedures.

“These rankings are a reflection of the tremendous talent here at the Brigham, as well as our employees’ incredible commitment to our patients and their families,” Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital said. “Through innovative research, comprehensive care, and collaboration across our many specialties and disciplines, these rankings are a testament of our dedication to our mission and commitment to provide compassionate and high-quality health care for every patient.”

“There is a deep commitment and long legacy of support for women’s health care at the Brigham and we are thrilled to be recognized as the top OB/GYN specialty in the country,” Nawal Nour, MD, MPH, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology said. “Our team of professionals is dedicated to ensuring high-quality, comprehensive, and patient-focused care to all of our patients while recognizing each of their individual, and often very personal, needs.”

Several other Mass General Brigham hospitals were also honored by U.S. News & World Report. Massachusetts General Hospital once again earned a spot on the Honor Roll among the top hospitals in the country. Three Mass General Brigham specialty hospitals – McLean Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation, and Mass Eye and Ear – were recognized for national excellence. McLean Hospital was ranked #1 in the nation in psychiatry. Spaulding Rehabilitation is #1 in rehabilitation in New England and ranked #3 in rehabilitation in the nation. Mass Eye and Ear is #1 for otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat care) and ophthalmology in New England and ranked #4 for both otolaryngology and ophthalmology in the nation.

Mass General Brigham is honored to have five nationally ranked hospitals.

The annual ratings were developed to help consumers determine which hospitals provide the best care for challenging or complicated health conditions and for common elective procedures. They are based on a point system derived from a comprehensive nationwide evaluation of nearly 5,000 medical centers in 15 adult specialties and 20 procedures and conditions.

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.