Two Massachusetts hospitals among top 20 in country, according to U.S. News & World Report

Massachusetts General Hospital ranked fifth, while Brigham and Women's Hospital was ranked 14th.

Massachusetts General Hospital also ranked top 50 in 12 out of the 15 specialty categories. Josh Reynolds / The Washington Post

Two Massachusetts hospitals were ranked among the top 20 U.S. hospitals in the 2021-2022 U.S. News & World Report ranking released Tuesday. Massachusetts General Hospital placed fifth on the publication’s Honor Roll, one higher than in the 2020-2021 ranking, while Brigham and Women’s hospital took No. 14, dropping two spots from last year.

The top two hospitals, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and Cleveland Clinic, maintained their standings from last year, while UCLA Medical Center overtook Johns Hopkins Hospital, respectively ranking third and fourth. 

Massachusetts is also home to the nation’s best children’s hospital, according to the top 10 children’s hospital ranking that was also released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. Boston Children’s Hospital ranked first, followed by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Texas Children’s Hospital. 


The magazine’s hospital rankings have been published for more than 30 years, looking at the hospitals in the country “that excel across most or all types of care.” The rankings are published in order to help patients who are looking for specialized care to be able to compare and find the best hospital for their needs. 

The national rankings report also ranked hospitals for 17 bellwether procedures and conditions as well as 15 areas of complex specialty care. The hospitals are placed on the national ranking honor roll based on the number of specialties they were nationally ranked in, and whether they were rated as high performing for any of the 17 procedures and conditions considered, according to the report.

This year’s list has been curated from data predating COVID-19 and does not reflect the pandemic impact on the hospitals, according to the U.S. News & World Report

Below is a list of the hospitals in Massachusetts ranking in the top 50 for each speciality:


4. Dana-Farber / Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center

18. Massachusetts General Hospital

31. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Cardiology & Heart Surgery

7. Massachusetts General Hospital

10. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Diabetes and Endocrinology

2. Massachusetts General Hospital

19. Brigham and Women’s Hospital


41. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Ear, Nose & Throat

2. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital

19. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

11. Massachusetts General Hospital

31. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

40. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


14. Massachusetts General Hospital

18. Brigham and Women’s Hospital


4. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

9. Massachusetts General Hospital

37. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Neurology & Neurosurgery

12. Massachusetts General Hospital

18. Brigham and Women’s Hospital


4. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital


8. Massachusetts General Hospital

17. New England Baptist Hospital


2. McLean Hospital

3. Massachusetts General Hospital

Pulmonology & Lung Surgery

16. Massachusetts General Hospital

23. Brigham and Women’s Hospital


3. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital


5. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

6. Massachusetts General Hospital


19. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

38. Massachusetts General Hospital

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