Mass General Ranks No. 2 in National "Best Hospitals" List

Mass General moved up one spot from 2010 to rank No. 2, its highest ranking to date, on the 2011–12 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll in the annual “Best Hospitals” guide. Mass General is ranked first in the Boston metro area.

Of the 16 specialties addressed in the guide, Mass General was ranked in the top U.S. hospitals for each and qualified for the Honor Roll in 15 of the 16. The MGH Department of Psychiatry was recognized as the top program in the nation for the 16th year in a row, with 14 other specialties ranking 11th or higher in their categories.

The “Best Hospitals” guide recognizes 720 hospitals — 17 of which made the Honor Roll — out of approximately 5,000 nationwide. The rankings are based on factors including numerical data, quality measures, procedure volume, death rates and responses from a national physician survey.