World's Best Hospitals 2020 - Top 100 Global

Since its founding in February 1933, Newsweek has reported on advances in medicine, science and the search for good health—and good care. We know that dealing with a health crisis or a worrisome diagnosis, whether for yourself or a family member, can be overwhelming, and that knowing where to turn can lessen the stress. That's why, for the second year in a row, Newsweek partnered with global data research company Statista Inc. to rank the leading hospitals in 21 countries. This version also introduces the Board of Global Experts, an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project.

If you were asked to name the world's best hospitals, you might well have mentioned the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General and the University Hospital, Zurich. You might not have thought of the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm or Singapore General. But the researchers and experts who help build this authoritative list are keenly aware of what's going on in hospitals around the globe, and they can, with confidence, identify the ones that set the standard for excellent care. The table below shows the Global Top 100 Hospitals, #1-50 are ranked based on recommendations, #51-100 are listed alphabetically. If your hospital is listed below, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.

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RankHospitalWebsiteCountryCityHospital Beds
1Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN1,265
2Cleveland Clinichttp://www.clevelandclinic.orgUSACleveland, OH1,285
3Massachusetts General Hospital, MA1,011
4Toronto General (University Health Network)http://www.uhn.caCanadaToronto727
5Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlinhttp://www.charite.deGermanyBerlin3,011
6The Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD1,007
7Universitätsspital Zürich
8Singapore General Hospital (SGH) 1,400
9Sheba Medical Center Gan1,990
10Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset,340
11Aarhus Universitetshospital,150
12Hôpital Universitaire Pitié Salpêtrière,717
13Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
14Universitätsklinikum Heidelberghttp://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.deGermanyHeidelberg1,988
15University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan Medicine Arbor, MI1,006
16St. Luke's International Hospital
17Brigham And Women's Hospital, MA804
18The University of Tokyo Hospital,217
19Rigshospitalet - København,118
20UMC Utrecht Utrecht1,042
21Hospital Clínic de Barcelona
22UCSF Medical Centerhttp://www.ucsfhealth.orgUSASan Francisco, CA782
23Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève HUG - Cluse-Roseraie,054
24Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
25Helsinki University Hospital,546
26Oslo Universitetssykehus,625
27Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorfhttp://www.uke.deGermanyHamburg1,436
28Royal Melbourne Hospital - Parkville
29Mount Sinai Hospital
30Klinikum der Universität Münchenhttp://www.klinikum.uni-muenchen.deGermanyMunich2,058
31National University Hospital (NUH) 1,200
32Groupe hospitalier Pellegrin,472
33St Thomas' Hospitalhttps://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.ukUnited KingdomLondon920
34Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Aviv1,300
35Stanford Health Care - Stanford Hospitalhttp://www.stanfordhealthcare.orgUSAStanford, CA477
36The Alfred
37Asan Medical Center KoreaSeoul2,935
38Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein Sao Paulo663
39New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell York, NY2,410
40Academisch Medisch Centrum Amsterdam1,002
41Hospital Universitario La Paz,268
42Samsung Medical Center KoreaSeoul2,157
43Medizinische Hochschule Hannover,520
44University College Hospitalhttp://www.uclh.nhs.ukUnited KingdomLondon720
45Kyoto University Hospital,121
46Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, PA780
47Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda Milan961
48Akademiska sjukhuset
49Clinica Universidad de Navarrahttps://www.cun.esSpainPamplona241
50Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centerhttp://www.uclahealth.orgUSALos Angeles, CA445
-Addenbrooke's KingdomCambridge1,486
-All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi2,478
-Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova Padova1,402
-Bangkok Hospital Bangkok263
-Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Angeles, CA880
-Hôpital Lyon Sud (HCL) Benite1,500
-Chelsea and Westminster Hospitalhttp://www.chelwest.nhs.ukUnited KingdomLondon430
-Duke University Hospitalhttp://dukehealth.orgUSADurham, NC972
-Freeman Hospital KingdomNewcastle Upon Tyne500
-Haukeland Universitetssykehus
-Hôpital Claude-Huriezhttps://www.chu-lille.frFranceLille700
-Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou
-Hôpital Paris Saint-Joseph
-Hôpital Purpan
-Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón,349
-Hospital Ramón y Cajal
-Hospital Sirio Libanes Sao Paulo461
-Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron,315
-Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre,196
-Istituto Clinico Humanitas Milan747
-Kameda Medical Center Kamogawa917
-Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München,145
-Korea University - Anam Hospital KoreaSeoul1,120
-Kurashiki Central Hospital,166
-Kyushu University Hospital,275
-Mayo Clinic - Phoenix, AZ276
-North York General Hospitalhttp://www.nygh.on.caCanadaToronto336
-Northwestern Memorial Hospital, IL912
-NYU Langone Hospitals York, NY1,127
-Osaka University Hospital,086
-Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIII Bergamo1,024
-Ospedale San Raffaele - Gruppo San Donato Milan954
-Policlinico Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Bologna1,484
-Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli Rome1,548
-Radboud Universitair Medisch Centrum Nijmegen953
-Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital,000
-Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
-Salford Royalhttp://www.srft.nhs.ukUnited KingdomSalford676
-Seoul National University - Bundang Hospital KoreaSeongnam1,422
-Seoul National University Hospital KoreaSeoul1,868
-Severance Hospital - Yonsei University KoreaSeoul2,641
-Tampere University Hospital,142
-The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital KoreaSeoul1,453
-The Mount Sinai Hospital York, NY1,161
-The Royal Victoria Infirmary KingdomNewcastle Upon Tyne680
-Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden,295
-Universitätsklinikum Freiburg,610
-Universitätsklinikum Köln,455
-Universitätsklinikum Regensburghttp://www.ukr.deGermanyRegensburg885
-University of Colorado Hospitalhttps://www.uchealth.orgUSAAurora, CO646

Licensing Information:

If your hospital is listed above, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.

Global Board of Medical Experts:

The global board of medical experts was founded by Statista to support the World's Best Hospital Project. The board is an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project. Current members of the board of experts are listed here.


The World's Best Hospitals 2020 ranking lists the best hospitals in 20 countries (and one city-state): United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, Thailand, Australia and Brazil.

The rankings are based on recommendations from medical professionals, results from patient surveys and key medical performance indicators.

Statista, in collaboration with trusted insurance provider GeoBlue, invited tens of thousands of medical professionals in the selected countries to an online survey from September to November 2019. The survey was also promoted on

The number of awards per country varied based on the number of hospitals and data availability. The U.S. had the most hospitals awarded, with 300, and U.S. hospitals are also recognized with a best in state award.

Scores are comparable only between hospitals in the same country. The study includes a Global Top 100 list.

Specialized hospitals, like heart or cancer hospitals, are displayed in a separate list, sorted alphabetically.

Download the full methodology here.

Download the methodology overview here.


1 - The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center: These hospitals reported discrepancies in the medical KPI data that was used to determine scores. No medical KPI was used to determine the score for this hospital. The score relies on patient satisfaction data and recommendations from medical experts.

2 - kbo-Isar-Amper-Klinikum - München-Nord, Polyclinique du Parc Rambot - Provencale, Hôpital Bellevue, Clinique des Cèdres, Hôpital Emile Muller, Istituto Clinico Scientifico Maugeri - Veruno, Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forlanini, Ospedale Santa Croce e Carle, Ospedale Santa Croce di Fano, Ospedale San Luigi Gonzaga, Presidio di Conegliano, Ospedale Sant'Antonio di Padova, Azienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria, Ospedale Sant'Eugenio: No patient satisfaction data was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on results from medical KPIs and recommendations from medical experts.

3 - Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France, University Hospital Of Wales, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Brighton General Hospital, Withington Community Hospital, South West Acute Hospital, The Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao Paulo: No medical KPI was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on patient satisfaction data and recommendations from medical experts.