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Of all the industries on the threshold of transformation, none is more politically contentious, tightly regulated, scientifically significant or economically important than health care. Hospitals around the globe will drive—and be shaped by—much of this disruption.

Newsweek has spent the better part of nine decades covering every aspect of health care, and we are committed to helping our readers make sense of the changes sweeping this industry.

As part of that commitment, we partnered with Statista Inc., a global market research and consumer data company, to develop a groundbreaking ranking of the world’s best hospitals. One thousand hospitals were selected based on recommendations from medical professionals, patient survey results and medical performance indicators. For the recommendations, Statista collaborated with GeoBlue and invited tens of thousands of doctors, hospital managers and other healthcare professionals to an online survey. The complete description of the methodology is available in this document.  If your hospital is listed below, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.

The hospitals on this list are at the forefront of adapting to these new challenges while providing top-notch patient care. They range from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with its peerless educational arm; to Singapore General Hospital, which pursues clinical research and offers outstanding nursing; to the Charité hospital in Berlin, which employs more than half of Germany’s Nobel Prize winners in physiology or medicine.

How far would you go to get the best care for yourself or your family? This guide helps Newsweek readers discover the ways leading hospitals—close to home and around the world—are shaping the future of medicine.

WORLD'S BEST HOSPITALS - TOP 10 GLOBAL

RankHospitalCity
Country
1Mayo Clinic - RochesterRochester, MN
USA
2Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH
USA
3Singapore General Hospital (SGH)Singapore
Singapore
4The Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimore, MD
USA
5Charité – Universitätsmedizin BerlinBerlin
Germany
6Massachusetts General HospitalBoston, MA
USA
7Toronto General HospitalToronto, ON
Canada
8The University of Tokyo HospitalTokyo
Japan
9CHUV Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisLausanne
Switzerland
10Sheba Medical Center Tel HaShomerRamat Gan
Israel

    A complete list of specialties is available at the bottom of the page for reference.

RankHospitalScoreCityHospital bedsSpecialties
1Toronto General Hospital91.1Toronto, ON433ANE, CAR, CHI, DIA, GYN, NEU, OTO, PAL, PUL, RAD, URO
2North York General Hospital91.0Toronto, ON410CAR, CHI, DIA, MEM, OPH, ORA, OTO, PED, PLA, PSY, ONC, URO
3Rockyview General Hospital90.3Calgary, AB650ANE, CAR, CHI, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, RAD, TRA, URO
4Jewish General Hospital89.3Montreal, QC637ANE, CAR, CHI, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA
5Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre88.3Toronto, ON627CHI, DER, MEM, OPH, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, TRA
6Montreal General Hospital (McGill University Health Centre)87.9Montreal, QC479ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, NEU, OPH, ORA, PAL, ONC, RHE, URO
7Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH)87.8Victoria, BC500ANE, CAR, DIA, VIS, MEM, OPH, PED, PSY, RAD
8The Royal Victoria Hospital (McGill University Health Centre)87.8Montreal, QC517CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, OTO, PLA, RAD, RHE, URO
9Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)87.8Vancouver, BC737DER, DIA, GAS, NEU, PSY, RAD, TRA
10Foothills Medical Centre87.5Calgary, AB1,062ANE, CAR, CHI, VIS, GYN, NEU, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA
11Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)87.2Montreal, QC927ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OTO, PSY, PUL, ONC, RHE, TRA, URO
12Victoria General Hospital87.1Victoria, BC344CAR, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH
13Toronto Western Hospital86.5Toronto, ON281ANE, CAR, DER, MEM, NEU, OPH, PED, PSY, PUL, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
14Peter Lougheed Centre86.5Calgary, AB600ANE, CAR, DIA, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, ORA, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, RAD
15Mount Sinai Hospital86.5Toronto, ON442CAR, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, OTO, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
16St. Paul's Hospital86.0Saskatoon, SK700ANE, PAL, RAD
17Grace Hospital86.0Winnipeg, MB247ANE, DIA, VIS, GYN, NEU, PAL, PSY, ONC, TRA, URO
18Lachine Hospital (McGill University Health Centre)85.9Lachine, QC134CAR, GAS, VIS, MEM, NEU, OPH, OTO, PAL, PLA, RHE, TRA, URO
19Humber River Hospital85.7Toronto, ON656ANE, CAR, CHI, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PED, PLA, ONC, RAD, TRA, URO
20Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre85.7Halifax, NS941ANE, CAR, DIA, VIS, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, PAL, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA
21Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus (Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire de Quebec)85.2Quebec City, QC125ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, PAL, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
22St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto)85.1Toronto, ON455CAR, DIA, GYN, PAL, PED, PUL, ONC, RHE, URO
23Kelowna General Hospital85.1Kelowna, BC711ANE, CHI, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, ONC, RAD, TRA, URO
24UBC Hospital (UBC)85.0Vancouver, BC332VIS, MEM, PSY, PUL, RAD, TRA
25Queensway Carleton Hospital84.8Ottawa, ON264CAR, DIA, VIS, MEM, PAL, PSY, RAD
26Misericordia Community Hospital, Covenant Health84.7Edmonton, AB309ANE, CAR, DIA, GYN, MEM, PSY, PUL
27Victoria Hospital (London, Ontario)84.5London, ON565ANE, CHI, GYN, PED, PLA, PSY, TRA, URO
28Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Covenant Health84.2Edmonton, AB351ANE, CAR, CHI, GAS, GYN, MEM, PAL, PED, PSY, RAD
29The Ottawa Hospital83.9Ottawa, ON1,202ANE, CAR, DER, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, TRA, URO
30Kingston General Hospital83.8Kingston, ON440CAR, CHI, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, ORA, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, RAD, URO
31St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton83.8Hamilton, ON777ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, VIS, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
32Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg83.7Winnipeg, MB800CHI, VIS, GYN, MEM, PED, PSY, ONC, RAD
33Royal Columbian Hospital83.7New Westminster, BC402ANE, CAR, DIA, VIS, GYN, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA
34Seven Oaks General Hospital83.3Winnipeg, MB304ANE, GAS, VIS, MEM, PSY, ONC, RAD, TRA
35Southlake Regional Health Centre83.3Newmarket, ON400CAR, CHI, VIS, GYN, OPH, ORA, PED, PLA, ONC, URO
36Royal Alexandra Hospital82.9Edmonton, AB869ANE, CAR, DIA, GAS, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PUL, RAD, TRA, URO
37St. Boniface Hospital82.8Winnipeg, MB554CAR, VIS, GYN, MEM, PAL, PED, PSY, RAD
38University of Alberta Hospital82.6Edmonton, AB885ANE, DIA, GAS, MEM, NEU, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PUL, RAD, RHE, TRA
39The Credit Valley Hospital (Trillium Health Partners)82.1Mississauga, ON471CAR, CHI, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
40Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital81.8Richmond Hill, ON506ANE, CHI, DER, DIA, VIS, GYN, MEM, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, RAD, TRA, URO
41St. Mary’s Hospital Centre/Centre hospitalier de St. Mary81.7Montreal, QC271VIS, GYN, OPH, PSY, ONC
42Grand River Hospital81.3Kitchener, ON567CHI, GYN, PED, PSY, ONC, RAD
43Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital81.2Oakville, ON457ANE, CAR, CHI, DIA, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA, URO
44Centre hospitalier de l’Université Laval (Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec)81.1Quebec City, QC802ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, PAL, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
45Michael Garron Hospital81.1Toronto, ON515CAR, CHI, DIA, GAS, MEM, PED, ONC
46St. Joseph’s Health Centre80.7Toronto, ON376ANE, CAR, CHI, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, RAD, TRA, URO
47Regina General Hospital80.6Regina, SK382GYN, PED, PSY, PUL, RAD, URO
48McMaster University Medical Centre (Hamilton Health Sciences)80.5Hamilton, ON365CHI, GYN, PED
49Mississauga Hospital (Trillium Health Partners)80.3Mississauga, ON751CAR, CHI, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
50Bluewater Health80.1Sarnia, ON326ANE, CAR, DIA, NEU, PSY, ONC, RAD
51Victoria General Hospital, MB80.0Winnipeg, MB231VIS, MEM, PSY
52Etobicoke General Hospital (William Osler Health System)79.8Toronto, ON262ANE, CAR, CHI, DIA, VIS, GYN, MEM, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA, URO
53Juravinski Hospital (Hamilton Health Sciences)79.6Hamilton, ON322ANE, PAL, ONC, RAD, TRA
54Brampton Civic Hospital (William Osler Health System)79.5Brampton, ON608ANE, CAR, CHI, DIA, VIS, GYN, MEM, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA, URO
55Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont79.5Montreal, QC800ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
56Chaleur Regional Hospital79.3Bathurst, NB215CAR, DER, DIA, VIS, GYN, OPH, ORA, OTO, PED, PLA, PUL, RAD, TRA, URO
57Saskatoon City Hospital79.1Saskatoon, SK675ANE, CAR, CHI, DIA, GYN, MEM, OPH, ORA, PAL, PED, PUL, RAD, TRA
58University Hospital (London, Ontario)79.1London, ON415ANE, CHI, GYN, NEU, PED, PLA, PSY, TRA
59Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre78.8Moncton, NB302ANE, CHI, VIS, GYN, OTO, PED, PSY, ONC, RAD, TRA, URO
60Yorkton Regional Health Centre78.5Yorkton, SK87ANE, VIS, GYN, OPH, OTO, PED, PUL, RAD
61Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement (CHU de Québec-Université Laval)78.5Quebec City, QC226ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, PAL, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
62Markham Stouffville Hospital – Markham Site78.5Markham, ON329ANE, CAR, CHI, VIS, GYN, NEU, OTO, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, URO
63Milton District Hospital78.3Milton, ON129ANE, CAR, DIA, VIS, GYN, MEM, OTO, PAL, PLA, PUL, RAD, TRA, URO
64Hôpital Montfort78.2Ottawa, ON289ANE, CAR, DIA, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, RAD, TRA, URO
65Hamilton General Hospital (Hamilton Health Sciences)77.3Hamilton, ON91CAR, NEU, TRA
66Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital77.1Burlington, ON161ANE, CAR, CHI, DIA, VIS, GYN, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA
67Valley Regional Hospital76.4Kentville, NS128ANE, CAR, DIA, VIS, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, PAL, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA
68Hôpital Notre-Dame (Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal)76.4Montreal, QC921ANE, CAR, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OTO, PED, PSY, PUL, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
69Lions Gate Hospital76.1North Vancouver, BC268CAR, GYN, PAL, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD
70Richmond Hospital75.8Richmond, BC186ANE, DIA, GYN, MEM, PAL, PSY, RAD
71Royal University Hospital75.6Saskatoon, SK455ANE, CAR, CHI, DIA, GYN, MEM, OPH, ORA, PAL, PED, PUL, RAD, TRA
72QHC Belleville General Hospital (Quinte Health Care)75.5Belleville, ON192ANE, CAR, DIA, VIS, GYN, PED, PSY, ONC, RAD, TRA
73Peace Arch Hospital75.4White Rock, BC146ANE, CAR, VIS, MEM, PSY, PUL, RAD
74Cape Breton Regional Hospital75.4Sydney, NS361ANE, CAR, CHI, DIA, GYN, PAL, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA
75Guelph General Hospital75.2Guelph, ON164ANE, VIS, GYN, OPH, ORA, OTO, PED, PUL, RAD, TRA, URO
76St. Mary’s General Hospital75.2Kitchener, ON162VIS, MEM, OPH, PUL, ONC
77Scarborough Health Network75.1Scarborough, ON511CAR, CHI, DIA, VIS, GYN, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PLA, PSY, ONC, RAD, TRA, URO
78Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal74.9Montreal, QC440ANE, CAR, CHI, GYN, PAL, PSY, PUL, TRA
79Queen Elizabeth Hospital74.7Charlottetown, PE243VIS, NEU, OPH, PED, ONC, RAD
80Lakeridge Health Oshawa (Lakeridge Health)74.5Oshawa, ON544CHI, DIA, VIS, GYN, MEM, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA, URO
81Surrey Memorial Hospital74.1Surrey, BC650ANE, CHI, VIS, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA, URO
82Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre74.1Thunder Bay, ON325ANE, CAR, CHI, VIS, GYN, PAL, PED, PSY, ONC, RAD, TRA
83Miramichi Regional Hospital74.1Miramichi, NB150VIS, OPH, PED, PSY, ONC, TRA, URO
84The University Hospital of Northern British Columbia74.0Prince George, BC158VIS, GYN, OPH, ORA, OTO, PLA, TRA, URO
85Medicine Hat Regional Hospital73.4Medicine Hat, AB246ANE, VIS, GYN, MEM, PED, PSY, PUL, RAD
ANEAnesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain MedicineNEUNeurology / NeurosurgeryPSYPsychiatry
CARCardiologyONCRadiation OncologyPULPulmonology
CHIChild and adolescent psychiatryOPHOphthalmologyRADRadiology
DERDermatologyORAOral and Maxillofacial SurgeryRHERheumatology
DIADiabetes and endocrinologyOTOOtolaryngologyTRATraumatology, Orthopedics and spine surgery
GASGastroenterologyPALPalliative CareUROUrology
GYNGynecology and ObstetricsPEDPediatrics, Pediatric surgery and NeonatologyVISGeneral and Visceral Surgery
MEMMemory Care (Geriatrics)PLAPlastic Surgery

Footnotes:

The Johns Hopkins Hospital - This hospital reported discrepancies in the medical KPI data that was used to determine scores, so no medical KPI was used to determine the score for this hospital. This score relies only results from patient surverys and recommendations from medical experts.

Glasglow Royal Infirmary - Medical KPI data that was used for evaluation of hospital in the UK was not available for this hospital, so no medical KPI was used to determine the score for this hospital. This score relies only on results from patient surveys and recommendations from medical experts.

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France - Medical KPI data that was used for evaluation of hospitals in the UK was not available for this hospital, so no medical KPI was used to determine the score for this hospital. This score relies only on results from patient surveys and recommendations from medical experts.

Royal Victoria Hospital - Medical KPI data that was used for evaluation of hospitals in the UK was not available for this hospitals, so no medical KPI was used to determine the score for this hospital. This score relies only on results from patient surveys and recommendations from medical experts.