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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.

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

Rank
Hospital
Score
City
Hospital beds
Specialties
1St Thomas' Hospital91.2London 920ANE, CAR, CHI, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
2The Royal Victoria Infirmary90.9Newcastle Upon Tyne 680ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, PED, PLA, PUL, RAD, RHE, TRA
3University College Hospital90.6London 720ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
4Freeman Hospital90.5Newcastle Upon Tyne 500ANE, CAR, VIS, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
5Chelsea and Westminster Hospital89.8London 430ANE, CAR, CHI, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
6Salford Royal Hospital89.7Salford 676ANE, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PUL, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
7Addenbrooke's Hospital89.1Cambridge 1,486ANE, CAR, CHI, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
8Guy's Hospital89.0London 269ANE, CAR, CHI, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
9Glasgow Royal Infirmary88.4Glasgow 1,000CAR, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, PLA, PUL, RHE, TRA
10John Radcliffe Hospital88.3Oxford 832ANE, CAR, CHI, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
11Bristol Royal Infirmary88.1Bristol 1,085ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, ORA, PAL, PED, PSY, PUL, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
12Royal Berkshire Hospital87.5Reading 912ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
13Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham87.1Birmingham 1,213ANE, CAR, DIA, GAS, VIS, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, URO
14Royal Hallamshire Hospital86.8Sheffield 850DER, GAS, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PED, PLA, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
15Manchester Royal Infirmary86.7Manchester 750ANE, CAR, DIA, GAS, VIS, MEM, ORA, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
16Leeds General Infirmary85.9Leeds 590ANE, CAR, GYN, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, RAD, TRA
17The Whittington Hospital85.7London 320ANE, CAR, CHI, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RHE, TRA, URO
18King's College Hospital85.4London 950ANE, CAR, CHI, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, PAL, PED, PLA, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
19The Princess Grace Hospital84.8London 127GAS, VIS, GYN, OTO, PUL, URO
20St Bartholomew's Hospital84.3London 365ANE, CAR, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, ORA, PUL, ONC
21St Mary's Hospital84.2London 484ANE, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, PED, PUL, ONC, TRA, URO
22Frimley Park Hospital84.2Camberley 720ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, OTO, PED, PLA, PUL, ONC, RHE, TRA, URO
23Hammersmith Hospital83.9London 346ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, MEM, NEU, PAL, PED, ONC, RHE
24Southampton General Hospital83.5Southampton 1,300ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, MEM, NEU, ORA, OTO, PED, ONC, RHE, TRA, URO
25Wansbeck General Hospital83.2Ashington 207CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA
26Northampton General Hospital83.1Northampton 800ANE, DER, GAS, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PED, PLA, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
27Royal Free Hospital82.4London 830ANE, CAR, CHI, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
28Hexham General Hospital82.3Hexham 115VIS, GYN, MEM, PED, ONC, RAD, TRA
29The James Cook University Hospital82.3Middlesbrough 1,024ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, OTO, PED, PLA, PUL, ONC, RHE, TRA, URO
30Leicester Royal Infirmary82.0Leicester 1,000ANE, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, OPH, ORA, OTO, PED, PLA, PUL, ONC, RHE, TRA
31Queen Elizabeth Hospital82.0Gateshead 580ANE, CAR, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, OPH, OTO, PAL, PED, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
32Wythenshawe Hospital81.9Manchester 950ANE, CAR, DIA, VIS, GYN, MEM, PED, PUL, ONC, TRA, URO
33St James's Hospital81.3Leeds 391ANE, DIA, GAS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, URO
34Charing Cross Hospital81.1London 444ANE, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RHE, TRA, URO
35The Queen's Medical Centre80.7Nottingham 1,700ANE, DER, GAS, VIS, GYN, NEU, ORA, PED, PUL, ONC, RHE, TRA, URO
36Glenfield Hospital80.7Leicester 415ANE, CAR, DIA, GAS, VIS, MEM, PED, PUL, ONC, RHE
37Nuffield Health, Leeds Hospital80.5Leeds 80CAR, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, OTO, PED, PLA, RAD, TRA
38North Tyneside General Hospital80.1North Shields 307CAR, DIA, GAS, VIS, MEM, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
39BMI The London Independent Hospital79.9London 84CAR, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, RAD, TRA
40Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France79.9Edinburgh 900CAR, GAS, VIS, GYN, PED, PUL, TRA
41Nottingham City Hospital79.8Nottingham 1,100ANE, CAR, DIA, GAS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OTO, PAL, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA, URO
42St George's Hospital79.4London 1,300ANE, CAR, CHI, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
43St Richard's Hospital79.4Chichester 430ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
44Wellington Hospital79.0London 206ANE, CAR, DER, GAS, VIS, GYN, NEU, ORA, OTO, PLA, ONC, RAD, TRA, URO
45University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire78.6Coventry 1,005ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, ORA, OTO, PED, PLA, PUL, ONC, RHE, TRA, URO
46Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)78.6Exeter 800ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, VIS, GYN, OPH, PED, PLA, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA
47Bedford Hospital South Wing78.5Bedford 400ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PED, PLA, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
48Derriford Hospital77.9Plymouth 1,000ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
49Worthing Hospital77.5Worthing 953ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
50Birmingham City Hospital77.5Birmingham 700ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
51The Royal London Hospital77.3London 675CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PED, PLA, PUL, RHE, TRA, URO
52Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital76.9Basingstoke 450ANE, CAR, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, OPH, PED, PUL, ONC, RAD, TRA
53Homerton University Hospital76.8London 500ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
54Trafford General Hospital76.6Manchester 230ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, OTO, PAL, PED, PSY, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
55Queen Mary Hospital76.6London 88ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, OTO, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
56Royal Surrey County Hospital76.5Guildford 559ANE, CAR, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
57West Suffolk Hospital76.5Bury St. Edmunds 430ANE, CAR, CHI, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
58Northern General Hospital75.9Sheffield 1,100ANE, CAR, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, OPH, PAL, PED, PUL, RHE, TRA, URO
59Brighton General Hospital75.8Brighton 495CAR, DIA, MEM, NEU, PED, PUL
60Spire St Anthony's Hospital75.8Sutton 92ANE, CAR, DER, GAS, VIS, GYN, NEU, OPH, OTO, PED, PLA, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
61East Surrey Hospital75.8Redhill 697ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PED, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
62Bassetlaw Hospital75.5Worksop 170ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
63Withington Community Hospital75.4Manchester 107DER, DIA, VIS, GYN, OTO, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
64Bradford Royal Infirmary75.2Bradford 321ANE, CHI, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
65Royal Bournemouth Hospital74.9Bournemouth 711ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, PSY, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
66Royal Victoria Hospital74.7Belfast 654ANE, CAR, CHI, DER, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, OPH, PAL, PED, PSY, PUL, ONC, RHE, TRA, URO
67Royal Derby Hospital74.6Derby 1,159ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
68Chapel Allerton Hospital74.3Leeds 82DER, NEU, RAD, RHE, TRA
69Musgrove Park Hospital74.1Taunton 630ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
70BMI Bath Clinic73.5Bath 75VIS, GYN, OPH, OTO, PLA, ONC, RAD, TRA, URO
71Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital71.6Norwich 1,200CAR, OPH, PED, PLA, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA
72Harrogate District Hospital71.4Harrogate 402ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
73Horton General Hospital71.3Banbury 248ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, NEU, ORA, PAL, PED, PLA, ONC, RAD, TRA, URO
74BMI The Alexandra Hospital70.9Cheadle 172CAR, DER, VIS, GYN, NEU, OTO, PED, PLA, RAD, TRA
75Maidstone Hospital70.8Maidstone 294ANE, CAR, CHI, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, OTO, PAL, PED, PSY, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
76Torbay Hospital70.8Torquay 396ANE, CAR, CHI, DIA, VIS, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PSY, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
77Yeovil District Hospital70.4Yeovil 345ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, PUL, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
78St Peter's Hospital70.3Chertsey 244ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, PAL, PED, PLA, PSY, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
79Airedale General Hospital70.2Keighley 379ANE, CAR, DIA, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, PAL, PED, PLA, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
80Bupa Cromwell Hospital, London70.1London 118ANE, CAR, DER, DIA, GAS, VIS, GYN, MEM, NEU, OPH, ORA, OTO, PAL, PED, PLA, ONC, RAD, RHE, TRA, URO
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.