Mass. General ranked fourth best hospital in the nation

Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital –Jean Nagy /Boston.com Staff

Massachusetts General Hospital has once again been identified by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top medical institutions in its annual hospital rankings.

MGH came in as the fourth best hospital overall in the rankings released Tuesday, dropping down from its No. 3 spot on the Honor Roll in 2016. Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic kept its perch at No. 1 from last year, followed respectively by the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Brigham and Women’s, Boston’s other Partners hospital, didn’t make the list of the top 20 for 2017.  According to The Boston Globe, this is the first time in 24 years that the hospital has fallen off the US News rankings. The Brigham was ranked 13th overall last year.

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MGH received top mentions in six of the specialties considered by the publication. The hospital was ranked fifth best for cardiology, second for diabetes and endocrinology, fifth for gastroenterology, third for neurology, second for psychiatry, and fourth for pulmonology.   

Other Boston-area institutions earned spots in the top five for the 16 specialties evaluated. McLean Hospital in Belmont was ranked No. 1 for psychiatry, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary took the No. 2 and No. 4 spots respectively for ear, nose, and throat care and ophthalmology. The Brigham made the list as fourth best for gynecology and the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center was ranked No. 4 for cancer.  

Check out the full rankings here.