US News Best Hospitals Honor RollBrigham and Women’s Hospital rose to No. 12 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 ranking of Best Hospitals, up one spot from last year’s annual Honor Roll rankings. The Honor Roll is a distinction awarded to 20 hospitals that deliver the best care for the most serious or complicated medical conditions and procedures.

In addition, many specialties rose in the rankings this year and earned top spots. The Brigham is now ranked in 13 of the 14 specialties in which it is eligible to be ranked, with five specialties earning top 10 status. The Brigham ranks fifth for Rheumatology; sixth for both Nephrology and Cancer; seventh for Cardiology and Heart Surgery; and eighth for Gynecology.

In a message announcing the news to the Brigham community, Brigham Health President Betsy Nabel, MD, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ron M. Walls, MD, commended staff for their exceptional contributions in clinical care, research, education and community outreach.

“While we’re proud of these rankings, we recognize that what matters most to our community is the hope and compassion we bring to our patients, their loved ones and each other,” Nabel and Walls wrote. “Thank you for all that you do to help us advance our vision of creating a healthier community and a healthier world.”

U.S. News’ Honor Roll rankings are based on a point system derived from a nationwide evaluation of more than 4,500 medical centers in 16 adult specialties.

The complete listing will be published in the magazine’s August issue as part of its 2020–21 Best Hospitals Guide.

Brigham Rankings by Specialty