Note: The World's Best Hospitals 2020 is available here.

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.


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

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

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, MelbourneAustraliaMelbourneCancer
Princess Margaret Cancer CentreCanadaToronto, ONCancer
Centre Eugène MarquisFranceRennesCancer
Centre Georges-François LeclercFranceDijonCancer
Centre Jean-PerrinFranceClermont-FerrandCancer
Centre Léon-BérardFranceLyonCancer
Centre Oscar LambretFranceLilleCancer
CRLCC François Baclesse - Caen (Caen)FranceCaenCancer
Institut BergoniéFranceBordeauxCancer
Institut CurieFranceParisCancer
Institut de Cancérologie de LorraineFranceVandoeuvre-lès-NancyCancer
Institut de Cancérologie de l'Ouest Paul PapinFranceAngersCancer
Institut de Cancérologie de l'Ouest René GauducheauFranceSaint-HerblainCancer
Institut Gustave RoussyFranceVillejuifCancer
Institut Paoli-CalmettesFranceMarseilleCancer
Institut Régional du Cancer (Montpellier)FranceMontpellierCancer
Shizuoka Prefectural Shizuoka Gan CenterJapanNagaizumiCancer
National Cancer CenterSouth KoreaGoyangCancer
Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea Institute Of Radiological & Medical SciencesSouth KoreaSeoulCancer
Churchill HospitalUKOxfordCancer
The ChristieUKManchesterCancer
The Royal Marsden HospitalUKLondonCancer
The Royal Marsden HospitalUKSuttonCancer
City of Hope Helford Clinical Research HospitalUSADuarte, CACancer
Fox Chase Cancer CenterUSAPhiladelphia, PACancer
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research InstituteUSATampa, FLCancer
MD Anderson Cancer CenterUSAHouston, TXCancer
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterUSANew York, NYCancer
Tokyo Metropolitan Cancer and Infectious Diseases Center Komagome HospitalJapanTokyoCancer / Infections
Mazankowski Alberta Heart InstituteCanadaEdmonton, ABCardiology
Montreal Heart InstituteCanadaMontréal, QCCardiology
Hôpital Haut-LévêqueFrancePessacCardiology
Hôpital Institut Coeur PoumonFranceLilleCardiology
Hôpital Marie LannelongueFranceLe Plessis-RobinsonCardiology
Deutsches Herzzentrum BerlinGermanyBerlinCardiology
Deutsches Herzzentrum MünchenGermanyMunichCardiology
Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRWGermanyBad OeynhausenCardiology
Herzzentrum DresdenGermanyDresdenCardiology
Herzzentrum LeipzigGermanyLeipzigCardiology
Kerckhoff-KlinikGermanyBad NauheimCardiology
Schüchtermann-KlinikGermanyBad RothenfeldeCardiology
Universitäres Herzzentrum Hamburg (UHZ)GermanyHamburgCardiology
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular CenterJapanSuitaCardiology
Sakakibara Heart InstituteJapanTokyoCardiology
National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS)SingaporeSingaporeCardiology
Liverpool Heart and Chest HospitalUKLiverpoolCardiology
Arkansas Heart HospitalUSALittle Rock, ARCardiology
Banner Heart HospitalUSAMesa, AZCardiology
Baylor Scott and White The Heart Hospital PlanoUSAPlano, TXCardiology
Oklahoma Heart HospitalUSAOklahoma City, OKCardiology
St Vincent Heart Center Of IndianaUSAIndianapolis, INCardiology
Royal Brompton HospitalUKLondonCardiology / Pulmonology
Royal Papworth HospitalUKCambridgeCardiology / Pulmonology
Shouldice Hernia HospitalCanadaThornhill, ONGastroenterology
Baycrest Health SciencesCanadaNorth York, ONGeriatrics
Élisabeth Bruyère HospitalCanadaOttawa, ONGeriatrics
Armed Forces Capital HospitalSouth KoreaSeongnamMilitary
National Hospital For Neurology and NeurosurgeryUKLondonNeurology
Centre Hospitalier National d'Ophtalmologie des Quinze-VingtsFranceParisOphthalmology
Fondation RothschildFranceParisOphthalmology
Manchester Royal Eye HospitalUKManchesterOphthalmology
Centre chirurgical Emile-GalléFranceNancyOrthopedics
Institut Calot de Berck-sur-merFranceBerckOrthopedics
Asklepios Klinikum Bad AbbachGermanyBad AbbachOrthopedics
Helios ENDO-Klinik HamburgGermanyHamburgOrthopedics
Orthopädische Fachklinik der Hessing StiftungGermanyAugsburgOrthopedics
Orthopädische Klinik MarkgröningenGermanyMarkgröningenOrthopedics
Schön Klinik München HarlachingGermanyMunichOrthopedics
Schön Klinik VogtareuthGermanyVogtareuthOrthopedics
Merian IselinSwitzerlandBaselOrthopedics
Schulthess KlinikSwitzerlandZurichOrthopedics
Universitätsklinik BalgristSwitzerlandZurichOrthopedics
The Royal National Orthopaedic HospitalUKStanmoreOrthopedics
Wrightington HospitalUKWiganOrthopedics
Hospital For Special SurgeryUSANew York, NYOrthopedics
New England Baptist HospitalUSABoston, MAOrthopedics
Queensland Children’s hospital, South BrisbaneAustraliaBrisbanePediatrics
Sydney Children's Hospital, RandwickAustraliaSydneyPediatrics
The Children's Hospital at Westmead, WestmeadAustraliaSydneyPediatrics
The Royal Children's Hospital, ParkvilleAustraliaMelbournePediatrics
Alberta Children's HospitalCanadaCalgary, ABPediatrics
BC Children's HospitalCanadaVancouver, BCPediatrics
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)CanadaOttawa, ONPediatrics
CHU Sainte-JustineCanadaMontréal, QCPediatrics
IWK Health CentreCanadaHalifax, NSPediatrics
Stollery Children's HospitalCanadaEdmonton, ABPediatrics
The Hospital for Sick ChildrenCanadaToronto, ONPediatrics
ESPIC Hôpitaux pédiatriques de NiceFranceNicePediatrics
Hôpital Necker-Enfants maladesFranceParisPediatrics
Hôpital universitaire Robert-DebréFranceParisPediatrics
Kinderspital Zürich - EleonorenstiftungSwitzerlandZurichPediatrics
Universitäts-Kinderspital beider Basel (UKBB)SwitzerlandBaselPediatrics
Alder Hey Children's HospitalUKLiverpoolPediatrics
Birmingham Children's HospitalUKBirminghamPediatrics
Great Ormond Street HospitalUKLondonPediatrics
Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick ChildrenUKBelfastPediatrics
Boston Children's HospitalUSABoston, MAPediatrics
C.S. Mott Children's HospitalUSAAnn Arbor, MIPediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusUSAAurora, COPediatrics
Children's Hospital Los AngelesUSALos Angeles, CAPediatrics
Children's Hospital Of PhiladelphiaUSAPhiladelphia, PAPediatrics
Children's Hospital of WisconsinUSAMilwaukee, WIPediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterUSACincinnati, OHPediatrics
Nationwide children’s hospitalUSAColumbus, OHPediatrics
Riley Hospital for Children at IU HealthUSAIndianapolis, INPediatrics
St Louis Children's HospitalUSASaint Louis, MOPediatrics
Texas Children's HospitalUSAHouston, TXPediatrics
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUSAPittsburgh, PAPediatrics
Montreal Chest Institute (McGill University Health Centre)CanadaMontreal, QCPulmonology
Thoraxklinik HeidelbergGermanyHeidelbergPulmonology
University College Hospital at Westmoreland StreetUKLondonThoracic surgery / Urology
BG Klinik LudwigshafenGermanyLudwighafenTraumatology
BG Klinik TübingenGermanyTübingenTraumatology
BG Klinikum Bergmannstrost HalleGermanyHalle (Saale)Traumatology
BG Klinikum HamburgGermanyHamburgTraumatology
BG Unfallklinik Frankfurt am MainGermanyFrankfurt am MainTraumatology
BG Unfallklinik MurnauGermanyMurnauTraumatology
King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, SubiacoAustraliaPerthWomen / Maternity
The Royal Women's Hospital, ParkvilleAustraliaMelbourneWomen / Maternity
Women's and Children's Hospital, North AdelaideAustraliaAdelaideWomen / Maternity
BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre CanadaVancouver, BCWomen / Maternity
Hôpital femme-enfant-adolescentFranceNantesWomen / Maternity
Hôpital Jeanne-de-FlandreFranceLilleWomen / Maternity
Tokyo Women's Medical University HospitalJapanTokyoWomen / Maternity
KK Women's and Children's HospitalSingaporeSingaporeWomen / Maternity
Portland HospitalUKPortlandWomen / Maternity
Princess Anne HospitalUKSouthamptonWomen / Maternity
Queen Charlotte's HospitalUKLondonWomen / Maternity
Rosie HospitalUKCambridgeWomen / Maternity

Update Note: The World's Best Hospitals 2020 is available here.

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


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.