Massachusetts General Hospital has been ranked #4 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2017-2018 and is the only hospital ranked across all 16 specialties. Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated, Mass General has consistently placed among the top five hospitals on the honor roll since its inception in 1990.
U.S. News regularly updates its methodology, and this year brought several changes that appear to have had an impact on many hospitals, including Mass General. The most significant changes involve the way US News calculated its survival scores, now using a different Medicare dataset and placing more emphasis on socioeconomic status of patients.
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.