Annual ranking places the Brigham 13th on the Honor Roll; five specialties ranked in the top 10
Brigham and Women’s Hospital has risen to 13th on the 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Hospitals after earning the 20th spot in last year’s annual Honor Roll.
In addition, many specialties improved significantly over last year and earned top spots, with five specialties at the Brigham landing in the top 10. The Brigham ranks fifth for Cancer; fifth for Gynecology; fifth for Rheumatology; eighth for Nephrology and ninth for Cardiology & Heart Surgery.
“We’re honored to be recognized among the nation’s best hospitals,” said Betsy Nabel, MD, president of Brigham Health. “This ranking is a true reflection of the exceptional, compassionate care that each and every member of our Brigham Health community delivers to our patients and their loved ones.”
The annual rankings are based on a point system derived from a comprehensive nationwide evaluation of more than 4,500 hospitals in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. Points are awarded based on institutions meeting certain criteria, and then ranked according to the number of points earned. Survival rates, patient safety, specialized staff and hospital reputation were among the factors weighed. The Brigham was bolstered this year by the Magnet recognition the hospital earned in 2018, a designation that reflects nursing excellence and the highest quality inpatient care.
The complete listing of America’s Best Hospitals can be found online and will be published in the magazine’s August issue as part of its 2019-2020 Best Hospitals Guide.