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Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women’s among U.S. News Best Hospitals

Friday August 1, 2014
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The city of Boston boasted two of the top nine facilities in the recently released U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals list.

The magazine released an honor roll of the nation’s top 17 hospitals based on rankings in 16 specialties.

Massachusetts General Hospital was honored as the No. 2 hospital on the honor roll, while Brigham and Women’s Hospital was No. 9.

MGH ranked in the top seven nationally in 15 specialties in the 2014-15 rankings, including No. 1 nationally in psychiatry. The hospital also ranked third nationally in diabetes and endocrinology, and gastroenterology and GI surgery. Fourth-place national rankings were achieved in ear, nose and throat; neurology and neurosurgery; ophthalmology; and pulmonology.

MGH ranked fifth in geriatrics, gynecology and orthopedics.

Brigham and Women’s ranked nationally in 13 specialties, including No. 2 in gynecology. The hospital earned a fourth-place ranking in cancer and fifth-place ranks in cardiology and heart surgery; nephrology; and rheumatology.

MGH and Brigham and Women’s ranked first and second, respectively, in both the Massachusetts and the Boston metro area rankings.

In the Boston area, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ranked third while McLean Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital tied for fourth.

Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass., was third in the state rankings, followed by Beth Israel Deaconess at No. 4. Three facilities — Austen Riggs Center, McLean and New England Baptist — tied for fifth.


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