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Mass. General, Brigham and Women’s among the best hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report

Both Boston institutions made the cut for the publication’s annual Honor Roll.

Massachusetts General Hospital. Josh Reynolds / The Washington Post

Two Massachusetts institutions got high marks in the latest rankings of the best hospitals in the country from the U.S. News & World Report. 

Massachusetts General Hospital was ranked sixth and Brigham and Women’s took the No. 12 spot on the Honor Roll for the publication’s 2020-2021 best hospital rankings, which were released Tuesday. While Brigham moved one spot up from its ranking last year as 13th, Mass. General fell from its previous spot as No. 2 on the Honor Roll in the 2019-2020 list

Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic maintained the top spot on the Honor Roll for another consecutive year, with the Cleveland Clinic rising to No. 2, Johns Hopkins Hospital taking the third spot, and with New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell tying for fourth place with UCLA Medical Center. 

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According to U.S. News, the data for compiling the rankings came from the period predating the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals were evaluated across 16 specialty areas of care and four elements: patient outcomes, patient experience, care-related factors such as nurse staffing and the range of patient services, and expert opinions obtained through the physician surveys. 

Below, a look at how medical centers in the Bay State fared nationally in the 16 specialties evaluated in the new rankings.

Cancer

6. Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
18. Massachusetts General Hospital
31. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Cardiology & Heart Surgery

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

Diabetes & Endocrinology

2. Massachusetts General Hospital
14. Brigham and Women’s Hospital
37. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Ear, Nose & Throat

6. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital
34. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

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

Geriatrics

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

Gynecology

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

Nephrology

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

Neurology & Neurosurgery

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

Ophthalmology

4. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital 

Orthopedics

8. Massachusetts General Hospital
18. New England Baptist Hospital
31. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Psychiatry

2. McLean Hospital
3. Massachusetts General Hospital

Pulmonology & Lung Surgery

16. Brigham and Women’s hospital
17. Massachusetts General Hospital

Rehabilitation

2. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital

Rheumatology

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

Urology

16. Massachusetts General Hospital
39. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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