There’s no substitute for quality healthcare. You might not think about your local hospital much, but when you need emergency care or even surgery, it’s extremely important to know your options. Check out these ten top-performing hospitals in Massachusetts,
as ranked by U.S. News.
1. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Better known locally as Mass. General or MGH, this is the best hospital in the nation. U.S. News ranked the Boston hospital as #1 in its list of “Best Hospitals” for 2015 and 2016. In 2015, U.S. News also ranked MGH as the #1 pediatric hospital in the country. MGH placed in the top three for diabetes, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neurology & neurosurgery, and psychiatry.
2. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
Established in 1913, this is another shining star in the Massachusetts healthcare arena. Brigham and Women’s ranked sixth among the top 15 hospitals in the nation in 2015, and scored very highly in gynecology, cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, pulmonology, and neurology and neurosurgery.
3. Baystate Medical Center, Springfield
One of the best non-Boston area hospitals in the state, Bay State Medical Center ranked nationally as a general medicine and surgical hospital. U.S. News ranked this hospital as the #3 best hospital in Massachusetts. It ranks highly in many areas, including orthopedics, pulmonology, geriatrics, and nephrology.
4. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
Yet another great Boston option. This hospital ranked very highly in diabetes & endocrinology, cancer, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, and neurology & neuroscience. It ranked #37 in the nation for diabetes care and treatment.
5. Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis
If you’re down on the Cape, this hospital is your best bet for comprehensive healthcare. It is one of the best cardiac care hospitals in the country, and U.S. News ranked CCH as high performing in the areas of COPD, heart bypass surgery, and heart failure care.
6. Beverly Hospital, Beverly
Beverly Hospital is ranked sixth in Massachusetts and has demonstrated high performance in the areas of heart failure care, hip replacement, and knee replacement. It has 320 beds and a dedicated trauma center.
7. Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington
Lahey Hospital is a great option for those that live further west. It’s a good place to check out if you have GI issues or need stellar urology treatment. This hospital also scores highly in heart bypass surgery success.
8. North Shore Medical Center, Salem
This northern Massachusetts hospital has 411 beds and a designated trauma center. It scored extremely well in heart failure treatment, hip replacement, and knee replacement. North Shore Medical Center is also a good option for COPD treatment.
9. South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth
This is an excellent option for individuals looking for top-notch gynecology and urology treatment. South Shore Hospital’s heart failure care also ranks among the best in the state.
10. Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton
In addition to being a 338-bed hospital, Steward St. Elizabeth’s is an active teaching hospital. Their cardiac care is exceptional, and this hospital is also a great choice for those looking for great knee replacement surgery and aftercare.
Of course, there are plenty more top-notch health care centers in Massachusetts. Do you have a local hospital that you trust to take care of you and your family?