Last year when the annual hospital rankings by U.S. News and World Report came out, Massachusetts General Hospital ranked No. 1 in the nation and threw itself a party, including a celebratory duck boat parade.
This year, MGH, a Partners HealthCare hospital, was ranked No. 2 in the country, after Johns Hopkins, according to the just-released U.S. News tally:
Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital reclaimed the No. 1 spot after last year losing a 21-year reign to Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital.
As far as we know, there will be no parade this summer.
On the upside, McLean Hospital in Belmont, also under the Partners umbrella, was ranked as the overall best hospital for psychiatry. The region’s dominant health system also operates a number of other hospitals that ranked high on the U.S. News list, according to a news release:
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), the founders of Partners HealthCare, rank among the nation’s top ten hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitalsfor the seventh consecutive year. MGH ranked second in the nation and BWH ranked ninth. Continue reading