Massachusetts General Hospital ranked No. 2 in the country by U.S. News & World Report

Two Massachusetts hospitals made the cut for the publication’s annual Honor Roll.

In this Monday, July 2, 2012 photo people walk near the entrance of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  MGH was named Tuesday, July 17  2012 as the nation's top hospital in U.S. News and World Report's annual list.  MGH, which held the No. 2 spot last year, displaced Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, which had been at the top for 21 consecutive years.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. –Steven Senne / AP

Massachusetts is home to the second best hospital in the country, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. 

Massachusetts General Hospital took the No. 2 spot on the Honor Roll for the publication’s 2019-2020 best hospital rankings, which were released on Tuesday. It was a move up on the list for the Boston institution, which held steady in fourth last year

Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic continued to hold the top spot on the Honor Roll, with Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital falling behind MGH in third, fourth, and fifth respectively. 

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Another Boston-based hospital made upward moves in the ranking of the top 20 hospitals in the nation. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which was named 20th last year, came in at No. 13 this year. 

For the rankings, U.S. News examined more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide across 16 specialties. They were evaluated based on measures of patient outcomes and experiences, as well as care-related factors such as nurse staffing, according to U.S. News. 

A number of Massachusetts hospitals were recognized in the specialty lists, including Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, which was named No. 3 in the country for rehabilitation. Below, a look at how medical centers in the Bay State fared nationally in the 16 specialties evaluated.

Cancer 

5. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
8. Massachusetts General Hospital
24. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Cardiology & Heart Surgery

5. Massachusetts General Hospital
9. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Diabetes & Endocrinology 

2. Massachusetts General Hospital
19. Brigham and Women’s Hospital
38. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
40. Lahey Hospital and Medical Center 

Ear, Nose & Throat 

2. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital

Gastroenterology & GI Surgery  

5. Massachusetts General Hospital
29. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
32. Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
48. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Geriatrics

11. Massachusetts General Hospital
24. Brigham and Women’s Hospital
42. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Gynecology 

5. Brigham and Women’s Hospital
6. Massachusetts General Hospital
47. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Nephrology

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7. Massachusetts General Hospital
8. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Neurology & Neurosurgery 

13. Massachusetts General Hospital
17. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Ophthalmology

4. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital

Orthopedics

6. Massachusetts General Hospital
19. New England Baptist Hospital

Psychiatry

1. Massachusetts General Hospital
2. McLean Hospital

Pulmonology & Lung Surgery 

5. Massachusetts General Hospital
28. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Rehabilitation

3. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital 

Rheumatology

5. Brigham and Women’s Hospital
6. Massachusetts General Hospital

Urology 

11. Massachusetts General Hospital
41. Brigham and Women’s Hospital