Press Releases

August 01, 2023

Brigham and Women's Hospital Named a U.S. News Best Hospital; Obstetrics & Gynecology Department Ranks 1st in the Nation For 2nd Consecutive Year

Once again, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has been recognized as a 2023 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll Hospital. Additionally, 3 specialties earned a spot in the Top 5 with the Brigham’s ranked first in the nation for obstetrics and gynecology for the second consecutive year.

The Brigham was also ranked in 11 of the 15 specialties rated by U.S. News. Nationally, the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center ranked fifth in cancer and Rheumatology was fifth. Additionally, the Brigham earned the publication’s highest distinction in 19 of the 20 most serious and complicated medical conditions and procedures.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings are broken into two subcomponents: specialty rankings and procedure and condition rankings. The annual ratings were developed to help consumers determine which hospitals provide the best care for life-threatening or rare conditions and for common elective procedures. They are based on a point system derived from a comprehensive nationwide evaluation of 5,000 medical centers in 15 adult specialties and 20 procedures and conditions.

“These rankings speak volumes about the incredible talent and breadth of experience at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as our commitment to providing exceptional patient care,” Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, President of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said. “These rankings reflect our commitment to innovative research, providing comprehensive care, and upholding our mission of quality healthcare for every patient through collaboration across our many specialties. I am especially proud of our obstetrics and gynecology department, led with distinction by Dr. Nawal Nour, for maintaining their first in the nation ranking for the second year in a row.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized as the top OB/GYN department in the country for the second consecutive year,” Nawal Nour, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MD, MPH said. “As we face sobering statistics nationally regarding women’s reproductive health and maternal mortality, we are proud of the incredible work of our team in not only providing excellent patient care but working every day to protect the health of some of our most vulnerable patients. Our clinical care team ensures our high-quality, comprehensive care is tailored to each stage of the patient health journey.”

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 ranked #2 in rehabilitation and Mass Eye and Ear is #4 for ophthalmology and #7 for otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat care.

Earlier this year, Mass General Brigham launched For Every Patient, the system’s first unified quality strategy that seeks to achieve the best possible outcomes for every patient. For Every Patient is a multi-year, evidence-based, data driven effort that will provide high-quality care that is effective, safe, personalized, and rooted in equity at every touchpoint, for every patient.

Additional details about the U.S. News & World Report ranking system can be found here.