Last week, U.S. News & World Report released their popular annual “Best Hospitals”
rankings, which evaluate hospitals across the country both overall and in 16 medical specialties.
Massachusetts General Hospital was ranked #4 and Brigham and Women’s Hospital #20 overall nationally, earning them spots on the U.S. News annual Honor Roll. Boston Children’s Hospital was ranked the #1 children’s hospital in the country for the 5th year running.
Massachusetts hospitals were also named among the top hospitals regionally, including Baystate Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, and Southcoast Health.
Other MHA member hospitals recognized for excellence in one or more medical specialty included: McLean Hospital at #1 for psychiatry; Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/MGH, ranked #2 for rehabilitation; Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, ranked #4 for cancer care; and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/MGH, which was ranked #4 for ophthalmology and #6 for Ear, Nose, and Throat care.
MHA’s own PatientCareLink
website also provides important quality and patient safety information for patients, caregivers and loved ones. Among other things, PCL has detailed information about staffing plans for nearly every hospital unit in Massachusetts, as well as hospital-specific results on quality performance measures, and certain nationally recognized best practices from the federal government’s Hospital Compare website and Hospital Improvement Innovation Network.