Brigham and Women’s Hospital was named one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its 2023–24 “Best Hospitals” list and ranked first nationwide for Obstetrics and Gynecology for the second year in a row.
Each year, U.S. News performs a comprehensive, nationwide evaluation of adult specialties, recognizing the country’s leading hospitals and specialties and other high-performing hospitals that provide exceptional care. This year, U.S. News & World Report announced several changes to their methodology, including the elimination of ordinal ranking from this year’s Honor Roll. U.S. News will continue to publish ordinal rankings of the 15 specialties it evaluates and for specific regions.
The Brigham ranked in 12 of the 13 specialties it is eligible to be ranked in, and this year marked improvements in five specialties. In addition to the top ranking for OB-GYN, Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center ranked fifth in cancer, and BWH Rheumatology ranked fifth nationwide as well. Additionally, the Brigham earned U.S News’ highest distinction in 18 of the 21 common medical conditions and procedures that are evaluated.
“These rankings reflect the incredible commitment and talent of our Brigham community,” said Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, president of the Brigham and executive vice president at Mass General Brigham. “And while it is always gratifying to be recognized in this manner, what fills me with the greatest pride is the exceptional and compassionate care we deliver to our patients and their loved ones every day by upholding our shared values.”
Nawal Nour, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, said achieving this national recognition was especially meaningful given the current landscape surrounding women’s health.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as the top OB-GYN department in the country for the second consecutive year,” Nour said. “As we face sobering statistics nationally regarding women’s reproductive health and maternal mortality, we are proud of the incredible work of our team in not only providing excellent patient care but also working every day to protect the health of some of our most vulnerable patients. Our clinical care team ensures our high-quality, comprehensive care is tailored to each stage of the patient health journey.”
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 21 procedures and conditions.
Across the system, Mass General Brigham hospitals continued to earn top honors. Massachusetts General Hospital also earned a spot on the Honor Roll of the best hospitals in the country once again. McLean Hospital was No. 1 in the nation in Psychiatry, followed by MGH at No. 2. Spaulding Rehabilitation ranked No. 2 in the nation for Rehabilitation, while Mass Eye and Ear ranked No. 4 in the nation for Ophthalmology and No. 7 for Otolaryngology. Our community hospitals continue to earn high marks in regional rankings.
Earlier this year, Mass General Brigham launched For Every Patient, a systemwide unified quality strategy that seeks to achieve the best possible outcomes for every patient. For Every Patient is a multi-year, evidence-based, data-driven effort that will provide high-quality care that is effective, safe, personalized and rooted in equity at every touchpoint, for every patient.
By the Numbers: 2023 Rankings by Specialty
*Brigham is not 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. 2 for rehabilitation.