Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), the founding members of Partners HealthCare, earned high marks in multiple specialties by U.S. News & World Report - with MGH earning the number four (4) spot on the honor roll of best hospitals and Brigham and Women’s earning the number twenty (20) spot.
Another three Partners hospitals - McLean Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and Mass. Eye and Ear - were also recognized for national excellence. McLean Hospital was ranked number one (1) in the nation for psychiatry for the second year in a row. Spaulding Rehabilitation was ranked second (2) for rehabilitation – its highest ranking ever. Mass. Eye and Ear ranked fourth (4) for ophthalmology and sixth (6) for ear, nose, and throat care. The rankings, now available online, will be published in the magazine’s August issue as part of its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals guide.
“Access to a wide range of highly ranked specialties at Mass General, Brigham and Women’s, and the many other excellent academic medical centers in Boston improve the quality of life for patients and families everywhere – locally, nationally, and from around the globe,” said David F. Torchiana, MD, President and CEO, Partners HealthCare. “Delivering some of the best psychiatry, rehabilitation, eye, ear, nose, and throat care in the nation through McLean, Spaulding, and Mass. Eye and Ear allows us to serve the complete needs of all of our patients.”
MGH was among the top ten hospitals in the country in thirteen specialties including ear nose & throat (in partnership with Mass. Eye and Ear), cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology (in partnership with Mass. Eye and Ear), orthopedics, psychiatry, pulmonary, rehabilitation (in partnership with Spaulding,) and rheumatology.
BWH ranked among the top ten hospitals in the country in three categories including cancer (in partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), cardiology and heart surgery, and rheumatology.
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated nearly 5,000 medical centers and survey responses from more than 30,000 physicians to rank hospitals in 16 adult specialties from cancer to urology. Survival rates, patient safety, specialized staff, and hospital reputation were among the factors weighed. Across the country, last year only 152 hospitals ranked in at least one of the specialties.