Mass. General Hospital ranked third-best hospital in the country

Massachusetts General Hospital
–Jean Nagy / Staff

U.S. News and World Report released its 2016-17 Best Hospital rankings Tuesday, and Mass. General Hospital was once again named one of the top institutions in the country.

The hospital, which is part of Partners HealthCare, was ranked third on the publication’s Honor Roll, dropping down from the No. 1 spot on last year’s list. Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic took first place, followed by the Cleveland Clinic. Boston was also represented by another Partners hospital on the Honor Roll — Brigham and Women’s was ranked thirteenth after ranking sixth last year. 

Mass. General made the national rankings for all 16 specialties considered, taking the top spot for psychiatry as well as ear, nose, and throat. The hospital also came in second in diabetes and endocrinology and ranked fourth in cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, and pulmonology.


Brigham and Women’s was ranked nationally in 12 of the specialties, coming in at No. 4 for cancer with Dana-Farber and No. 5 for rheumatology.

“These rankings once again demonstrate how highly regarded Boston health care institutions are on the national scale,” Dr. David Torchiana, president and CEO of Partners HealthCare, said in a statement. 

Mass. General and Brigham and Women’s took the top spots for the Best Hospitals in Massachusetts for 2016-17, followed by Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

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