Boston - Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), the founding members of Partners HealthCare, are once again among the nation’s top hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best.  MGH was ranked third (3) on the honor roll and BWH was ranked thirteenth (13).

Another two Partners hospitals - McLean Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital - were also recognized for national excellence. McLean Hospital was ranked second (2) in the nation in psychiatry and Spaulding Rehabilitation was ranked fifth (5) for rehabilitation. The rankings, now available online, will be will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook.

U.S. News also ranks hospitals regionally to complement its national rankings. Three Partners hospitals ranked in the top ten in the Boston area. MGH and BWH earned recognition as the #1 and #2 hospitals respectively. North Shore Medical Center ranked #10 and was recognized as high-performing in COPD, heart failure care, hip replacement and knee replacement.

These rankings once again demonstrate how highly regarded Boston health care institutions are on the national scale. Mass General and Brigham and Women’s ranked among the country’s best academic medical centers for the 24th year in a row.

David Torchiana President and CEO, Partners HealthCare

“These rankings once again demonstrate how highly regarded Boston health care institutions are on the national scale. Mass General and Brigham and Women’s ranked among the country’s best academic medical centers for the 24th year in a row,” said Dr. David Torchiana, President and CEO, Partners HealthCare. “In addition, McLean and Spaulding were recognized for providing patients with some of the best specialty care in the nation in psychiatry and rehabilitation.  When you combine the excellence at our hospitals with that of other institutions like Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center and others that have received U.S. News & World Report recognition – you realize what a special place Boston is when it comes to medicine.”

Looking at the rankings for individual specialties, MGH was among the top hospitals in the country in all 16 specialties including psychiatry (ranked #1), ear nose & throat (ranked #1 in partnership with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary), cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology (in partnership with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary), orthopedics, pulmonology, rehabilitation (in partnership with Spaulding),rheumatology and urology.

BWH ranked among the top hospitals in the country in 12 specialties including cancer (in partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology and urology.