Once again, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has been recognized as a top hospital in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the best U.S. hospitals. The Brigham was ranked 14th by the publication, while its Obstetrics & Gynecology specialty was named the best in the country — a noteworthy affirmation at a time when access to reproductive health services is being challenged across the U.S. In all, four specialties earned a spot in the top 10 and three specialties made the top five.
The Brigham was also ranked in 12 of the 13 specialties it is eligible to be ranked in, out of a total of 15 specialties rated by U.S. News. In addition to the top ranking for OB-GYN, the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center ranked fourth in cancer, Rheumatology was fifth and Cardiology & Heart Surgery was 10th. Additionally, the Brigham earned the publication’s highest distinction in 18 of the 20 most serious and complicated medical conditions and procedures.
“These rankings are a reflection of the tremendous talent here at the Brigham, as well as our employees’ incredible commitment to our patients and their families,” said Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, president of the Brigham and executive vice president at Mass General Brigham. “Through innovative research, comprehensive care and collaboration across our many specialties and disciplines, these rankings are a testament of our dedication to our mission and commitment to provide compassionate and high-quality health care for every patient.”
Nawal Nour, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, said it was an honor for the department to receive such a prestigious recognition.
“There is a deep commitment and long legacy of support for women’s health care at the Brigham, and we are thrilled to be recognized as the top OB-GYN specialty in the country,” Nour said. “Our specialty is dedicated to ensuring high-quality, comprehensive and equitable patient-focused care to all of our patients, while recognizing each of their individual, and often very personal, needs.”
The annual ratings were developed to help consumers determine which hospitals provide the best care for challenging or complicated health conditions and for common elective procedures. They are based on a point system derived from a comprehensive nationwide evaluation of nearly 5,000 medical centers in 15 adult specialties and 20 procedures and conditions.
Several other Mass General Brigham hospitals were also honored by U.S. News & World Report. Massachusetts General Hospital once again earned a spot on the Honor Roll among the top hospitals in the country. Three Mass General Brigham specialty hospitals — McLean Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation, and Mass Eye and Ear — were recognized for national excellence. McLean Hospital was ranked No. 1 in the nation in psychiatry. Spaulding Rehabilitation is No. 1 in rehabilitation in New England and ranked No. 3 in rehabilitation in the nation. Mass Eye and Ear is No. 1 for otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat care) and ophthalmology in New England and ranked No. 4 for both otolaryngology and ophthalmology in the nation.
By the Numbers: Rankings by Specialty
*Brigham is not eligible to be ranked in Ophthalmology or Rehabilitation. Mass Eye and Ear, which is tied to MGH for Honor Roll Purposes, ranked No. 4 for Ophthalmology. Spaulding, which is tied to MGH for Honor Roll purposes, ranked No. 3 for Rehabilitation.
** 2021 ranking is based on Gynecology only. 2022 includes both Obstetrics and Gynecology.