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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RankHospitalCountryCityHospital Beds
1Mayo Clinic - RochesterUSARochester, MN1,265
2Cleveland ClinicUSACleveland, OH1,285
3Massachusetts General HospitalUSABoston, MA1,011
4Toronto General (University Health Network)CanadaToronto727
5Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinGermanyBerlin3,011
6The Johns Hopkins HospitalUSABaltimore, MD1,007
7Universitätsspital ZürichSwitzerlandZurich953
8Singapore General Hospital (SGH)SingaporeSingapore 1,400
9Sheba Medical CenterIsraelRamat Gan1,990
10Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetSwedenSolna1,340
11Aarhus UniversitetshospitalDenmarkAarhus1,150
12Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreFranceParis1,717
13Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisSwitzerlandLausanne929
14Universitätsklinikum HeidelbergGermanyHeidelberg1,988
15University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineUSAAnn Arbor, MI1,006
16St. Luke's International HospitalJapanTokyo520
17Brigham And Women's HospitalUSABoston, MA804
18The University of Tokyo HospitalJapanTokyo1,217
19Rigshospitalet - KøbenhavnDenmarkCopenhagen1,118
20UMC UtrechtNetherlands Utrecht1,042
21Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaSpainBarcelona844
22UCSF Medical CenterUSASan Francisco, CA782
23Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève HUG - Cluse-RoseraieSwitzerlandGeneva1,054
24Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreCanadaToronto526
25Helsinki University HospitalFinlandHelsinki2,546
26Oslo UniversitetssykehusNorwayOslo1,625
27Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-EppendorfGermanyHamburg1,436
28Royal Melbourne Hospital - ParkvilleAustraliaMelbourne571
29Mount Sinai HospitalCanadaToronto308
30Klinikum der Universität MünchenGermanyMunich2,058
31National University Hospital (NUH)SingaporeSingapore 1,200
32Groupe hospitalier PellegrinFranceBordeaux1,472
33St Thomas' HospitalUnited KingdomLondon920
34Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical CenterIsraelTel Aviv1,300
35Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalUSAStanford, CA477
36The AlfredAustraliaMelbourne638
37Asan Medical CenterSouth KoreaSeoul2,935
38Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinBrazil Sao Paulo663
39New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellUSANew York, NY2,410
40Academisch Medisch CentrumNetherlands Amsterdam1,002
41Hospital Universitario La PazSpainMadrid1,268
42Samsung Medical CenterSouth KoreaSeoul2,157
43Medizinische Hochschule HannoverGermanyHanover1,520
44University College HospitalUnited KingdomLondon720
45Kyoto University HospitalJapanKyoto1,121
46Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn PresbyterianUSAPhiladelphia, PA780
47Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaItaly Milan961
48Akademiska sjukhusetSwedenUppsala943
49Clinica Universidad de NavarraSpainPamplona241
50Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterUSALos Angeles, CA445
-Addenbrooke'sUnited KingdomCambridge1,486
-All India Institute of Medical SciencesIndia New Delhi2,478
-Azienda Ospedaliera di PadovaItaly Padova1,402
-Bangkok HospitalThailand Bangkok263
-Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterUSALos Angeles, CA880
-Hôpital Lyon Sud (HCL)FrancePierre Benite1,500
-Chelsea and Westminster HospitalUnited KingdomLondon430
-Duke University HospitalUSADurham, NC972
-Freeman HospitalUnited KingdomNewcastle Upon Tyne500
-Haukeland UniversitetssykehusNorwayBergen939
-Hôpital Claude-HuriezFranceLille700
-Hôpital Européen Georges PompidouFranceParis827
-Hôpital Paris Saint-JosephFranceParis669
-Hôpital PurpanFranceToulouse714
-Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónSpainMadrid1,349
-Hospital Ramón y CajalSpainMadrid901
-Hospital Sirio LibanesBrazil Sao Paulo461
-Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronSpainBarcelona1,315
-Hospital Universitario 12 de OctubreSpainMadrid1,196
-Istituto Clinico HumanitasItaly Milan747
-Kameda Medical CenterJapan Kamogawa917
-Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität MünchenGermanyMunich1,145
-Korea University - Anam HospitalSouth KoreaSeoul1,120
-Kurashiki Central HospitalJapanKurashiki1,166
-Kyushu University HospitalJapanFukuoka1,275
-Mayo Clinic - PhoenixUSAPhoenix, AZ276
-North York General HospitalCanadaToronto336
-Northwestern Memorial HospitalUSAChicago, IL912
-NYU Langone HospitalsUSANew York, NY1,127
-Osaka University HospitalJapanOsaka1,086
-Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIIIItaly Bergamo1,024
-Ospedale San Raffaele - Gruppo San DonatoItaly Milan954
-Policlinico Sant'Orsola-MalpighiItaly Bologna1,484
-Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliItaly Rome1,548
-Radboud Universitair Medisch CentrumNetherlands Nijmegen953
-Royal Brisbane & Women's HospitalAustraliaBrisbane1,000
-Royal Prince Alfred HospitalAustraliaSydney911
-Salford RoyalUnited KingdomSalford676
-Seoul National University - Bundang HospitalSouth KoreaSeongnam1,422
-Seoul National University HospitalSouth KoreaSeoul1,868
-Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversitySouth KoreaSeoul2,641
-Tampere University HospitalFinlandTampere1,142
-The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalSouth KoreaSeoul1,453
-The Mount Sinai HospitalUSANew York, NY1,161
-The Royal Victoria InfirmaryUnited KingdomNewcastle Upon Tyne680
-Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus DresdenGermanyDresden1,295
-Universitätsklinikum FreiburgGermanyFreiburg1,610
-Universitätsklinikum KölnGermanyCologne1,455
-Universitätsklinikum RegensburgGermanyRegensburg885
-University of Colorado HospitalUSAAurora, 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.