Mass General has been ranked #2 in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2019-2020 and is the only hospital evaluated to rank across all 16 specialties.

Massachusetts General Hospital has been ranked #2 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2019-2020 and is the only hospital among the 5,000 institutions evaluated to rank across all 16 specialties.

“Indeed, it is the excellence, the care, the compassion and the service behind the numbers, behind the rankings, that make us proud.”

Mass General, which ranked #4 last year, has consistently placed among the top five hospitals on the Honor Roll since its inception in 1990.

Peter L. Slavin, MD, Mass General president, and Timothy G. Ferris, MD, CEO of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, marked the news with a joint message to the Mass General community.

The True Measure of Success

“While our hospital is honored and humbled to once again be ranked among the top few medical centers in the nation, our aim is not to simply score well on hospital report cards,” they said. “Indeed, it is the excellence, the care, the compassion and the service behind the numbers, behind the rankings, that make us proud. The true measure of our success is continuing to deliver the very best health care to our patients, advancing research and education, and improving the health and well-being of those in our community.”

Drs. Slavin and Ferris also extended their “deepest thanks and congratulations to the entire hospital community for providing and supporting the exceptional care for patients and families that has brought this national recognition to us. You are the reason our hospital has remained a vital health care resource – and a top hospital – for all those we serve.”

Other hospitals within Partners HealthCare also fared well on the annual survey. Brigham and Women’s Hospital ranked #13; McLean Hospital ranked #2 in Psychiatry; Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Mass General) ranked #3 in Rehabilitation; and Mass Eye and Ear (in partnership with Mass General) ranked #2 in Ear, Nose and Throat and #4 in Ophthalmology.

This year’s Honor Roll has Mayo Clinic ranking first, Johns Hopkins Hospital third, Cleveland Clinic fourth, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell fifth.

Mass General was again the only hospital on the Honor Roll to rank in all 16 specialty areas.

U.S. News Specialty Rankings

The survey showed exceptional care across the board, with Mass General again being the only hospital on the Honor Roll to rank in all 16 specialty areas. The Mass General Psychiatry Department ranked #1.

The hospital’s 2019-20 specialties and their rankings are:

  • Cancer – 8
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery – 5
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology – 2
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (with MEE) – 2
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery – 5
  • Geriatrics – 11
  • Gynecology – 6
  • Nephrology – 7
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery – 13
  • Ophthalmology (with MEE) – 4
  • Orthopedics – 6
  • Psychiatry – 1
  • Pulmonology – 5
  • Rehabilitation (with Spaulding) – 3
  • Rheumatology – 6
  • Urology – 11

The oldest and largest hospital in New England, Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the nation and is designated a Magnet® hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.