Best Hospitals - France

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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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RankHospitalScoreCityHospital BedsFootnote
1Hôpital Universitaire Pitié Salpêtrière92.2%Paris 1,717
2Groupe hospitalier Pellegrin86.3%Bordeaux 1,472
3Hôpital Claude-Huriez86.0%Lille 700
4Hôpital Lyon Sud (HCL)85.5%Pierre Benite 1,500
5Hôpital Paris Saint-Joseph85.3%Paris 669
6Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou84.5%Paris 827
7Hôpital Purpan84.4%Toulouse 714
8Hôpital de Hautepierre84.0%Strasbourg 1,018
9Polyclinique Santé Atlantique83.7%St Herblain 354
10Hopital Hôtel-Dieu83.5%Nantes 827
11Clinique Francois Chenieux83.3%Limoges 469
12Hôpital Central - Nancy83.3%Nancy 360
13Hôpitaux Est (HCL)83.1%Bron 393
14Clinique Pasteur82.9%Toulouse 469
15Hôpital de la Timone82.9%Marseille 1,230
16Hôpital Edouard Herriot82.8%Lyon 1,160
17Hôpital Rangueil82.8%Toulouse 919
18Centre Hospitalier Privé - St Gregoire82.5%St Gregoire 500
19Clinique de l'Anjou82.4%Angers 373
20Hôpital Privé la Châtaigneraie82.3%Beaumont 291
21Hôpital Henri-Mondor82.2%Creteil 806
22Clinique Saint-Augustin82.2%Bordeaux 200
23Hôpital Cochin82.1%Paris 1,074
24Hôpital Bretonneau82.1%Tours 812
25Hôpital Saint-André82.0%Bordeaux 357
26Polyclinique de Bezannes82.0%Bezannes 320
27CHU Grenoble - Site Nord81.9%La Tronche 213
28Hôpital Privé Saint-Martin81.5% Caen 334
29Hôpital Pasteur81.3%Nice 452
30Hôpital Européen80.9%Marseille 687
31Hôpital Privé du Confluent80.8%Nantes 500
32Hôpital Pontchaillou80.8%Rennes 924
33Polyclinique du Parc Rambot - Provencale80.7%Aix En Provence 3001
34Hôpital Saint-Antoine80.5%Paris 706
35Clinique Saint-George80.3%Nice 324
36Centre Hospitalier Universitaire -Dijon-Bourgogne80.1%Dijon 1,328
37Hôpital Saint-Louis80.0%Paris 700
38Hopital Prive Jean Mermoz80.0%Lyon 333
39Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nîmes80.0%Nimes 1,371
40Clinique Rhena Association79.6%Strasbourg 368
41Hôpital Bicêtre79.5%Le Kremlin Bicetre 954
42Hôpital Nord - Marseille79.4%Marseille 694
43Hôpital Jean Minjoz79.1%Besancon 1,315
44Centre Hospitalier Universitaire - Amiens-Picardie 77.1%Amiens 1,671
45Centre Hospitalier Universitaire - Poitiers78.9%Poitiers 1,462
46Clinique Mutualiste Jules-Vernes78.5%Nantes 400
47Nouvel Hôpital Civil78.4%Strasbourg 715
48Centre Hospitalier Universitaire - Angers78.3%Angers 1,466
49Clinique de l'Union78.3%St. Jean 407
50Hôpital Lariboisière78.3%Paris 976
51Hopital Americain78.3%Neuilly Sur Seine 145
52Hôpital Bellevue78.2%St Etienne 3241
53Centre Hospitalier de Valenciennes78.0%Valenciennes 2,032
54Hopital Prive La Louviere77.9%Lille 391
55Polyclinique de Gentilly 77.9%Nancy 417
56Pôle santé Oréliance77.9%Saran 500
57Hopital Lapeyronie77.7%Montpellier 526
58Hôpital Antoine Béclère77.5%Clamart 395
59Hôpital Louis Pasteur77.5%Colmar 1,039
60Institut Mutualiste Montsouris77.5%Paris 455
61Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon77.4%Caluire Et Cuire 237
62Hôpital de la Croix-Rousse77.2%Lyon 716
63Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rouen77.2%Rouen 1,253
64Polyclinique du Bois77.2%Lille 198
65Hôpital Morvan77.1%Brest 400
66Clinique La Croix du Sud77.1%Quint-Fonsegrives 401
67Centre Hospitalier - Universitaire de Caen77.0%Caen 1,516
68Hôpital Albert Schweitzer77.0%Colmar 233
69Hôpital Belle-Isle76.9%Metz 629
70Hôpital Foch76.9% Suresnes 600
71Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal76.5%Creteil 565
72Hôpital Saint-Joseph76.5%Marseille 811
73Clinique Belharra76.4%Bayonne 250
74Clinique des Cèdres76.4%Cornebarrieu 6031
75Hopital Prive de La Loire76.2%St. Etienne 333
76Clinique Rive-Gauche76.1%Toulouse 165
77Hôpital Robert Schuman76.0%Vantoux 264
78Médipôle de Savoie75.9%Challes Les Eaux 260
79Clinique Belledonne75.8%Saint-Martin-d'Hères 290
80Hopital de La Croix Saint Simon75.7%Paris 340
81Hôpital Bichat - Claude-Bernard75.7%Paris 945
82Pôle Santé Léonard-de-Vinci75.6%Chambray Les Tours 460
83Hôpital Privé Clairval75.5%Marseille 391
84Hôpital Privé des Côtes-d'Armor75.5%Plerin 300
85CHU Gabriel-Montpied75.5%Clermont Ferrand 924
86Centre Hospitalier Universitaire - Limoges Dupuytren 75.1%Limoges 892
87Centre Hospitalier - Annecy Genevois74.8%Annecy 733
88Médipôle Lyon74.6%Villeurbanne 492
89Hôpital Renée Sabran74.6%Hyeres 250
90Polyclinique Médipôle Saint-Roch74.4%Cabestany 394
91CHU Grenoble - Site Sud74.3%Echirolles 340
92Hôpital Privé d'Antony73.8%Antony 455
93Clinique Saint-Pièrre73.7%Perpignan 198
94Hôpital Privé Bois Bernard73.5%Bois Bernard 299
95Polyclinique de Poitiers73.5%Poitiers 168
96Nouvelle Clinique Bel-Air73.2%Bordeaux 120
97Hôpital Saint Louis73.1%La Rochelle 1,253
98Hôpital Maison Blanche73.0% Reims (Marne) 449
99Hôpital Emile Muller72.9%Mulhouse 8511
100Polyclinique de Keraudren72.8%Brest 172
101Clinique Esquirol-Saint-Hilaire72.3%Agen 296
102Hopital de Mercy72.2%Ars Laquenexy 780
103Clinique du Pré72.1%Le Mans 215
104Clinique de la Sauvegarde72.1% Lyon 139
105Polyclinique de Courlancy71.9%Reims 161
106Clinique Saint Vincent71.9%Besançon 254

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.