Best Hospitals - South Korea

World's Best Hospital 2020

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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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RankHospitalWebsiteScoreCityHospital BedsFootnote
1Asan Medical Centerhttp://www.amc.seoul.kr/asan/main.do97.6%Seoul 2,935
2Samsung Medical Centerhttp://www.samsunghospital.com/home/main/index.do94.2%Seoul 2,157
3Seoul National University Hospitalhttp://www.snuh.org/intro.do93.4%Seoul 1,868
4Severance Hospital - Yonsei Universityhttp://sev.iseverance.com/91.7%Seoul 2,614
5Seoul National University - Bundang Hospitalhttps://www.snubh.org/dh/en/91.4%Seongnam 1,422
6Korea University - Anam Hospitalhttp://anam.kumc.or.kr/main/index.do88.2%Seoul 1,120
7The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s Hospitalhttps://www.cmcseoul.or.kr/page/main87.8%Seoul 1,453
8KyungHee University Medical Centerhttp://www.khuh.or.kr/87.4%Seoul 907
9Kangbuk Samsung Hospitalhttp://kbsmceng.kbsmc.co.kr/jsp/main/main.jsp87.3%Seoul 736
10Ajou University Hospitalhttp://hosp.ajoumc.or.kr/87.2%Suwon 1,274
11Chung-Ang University Hospitalhttp://ch.cauhs.or.kr/87.2%Seoul 889
12Chonnam National University Hospitalhttps://www.cnuh.com/main.cs87.1%Gwangju 1,156
13Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei Universityhttp://gs.iseverance.com/86.6%Seoul 899
14The Catholic University Of Korea - Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospitalhttps://www.cmcsungmo.or.kr/page/main86.3%Seoul 483
15Inha University Hospitalhttps://www.inha.com/page/main86.2%Incheon 1,010
16Konkuk University Medical Centerhttps://www.kuh.ac.kr/main.do85.5%Seoul 908
17Ewha Womans University Medical Centerhttps://www.eumc.ac.kr/main.do84.6%Seoul 705
18The Catholic University Of Korea - Incheon St. Mary’s Hospitalhttps://www.cmcism.or.kr/m/84.6%Incheon 911
19Yeungnam University Medical Centerhttps://yumc.ac.kr:8443/yumc/index.do84.5%Daegu 992
20Chungnam National University Hospitalhttps://www.cnuh.co.kr/home/index.do84.2%Daejeon 1,450
21Chonbuk National University Hospitalhttp://www.cuh.co.kr/cuh/main/84.1%Jeonju 1,246
22Pusan National University Hospitalhttps://www.pnuh.or.kr/pnuh/main/main.do?rbsIdx=184.0%Busan 1,290
23Kyung Hee University - Hospital at Gangdonghttp://www.khnmc.or.kr/index.do83.9%Seoul 711
24Gachon University - Gil Medical Centerhttps://www.gilhospital.com/83.8%Incheon 1,555
25SoonChunHyang University Hospital - Cheonanhttp://www.schmc.ac.kr/cheonan/kor/index.do83.8%Cheonan 964
26Hallym University - Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospitalhttps://dongtan.hallym.or.kr/index.asp83.7%Hwaseong 823
27Keimyung University - Dongsan Medical Centerhttp://www.dsmc.or.kr/eng/83.5%Daegu 1,004
28Pusan National University - Yangsan Hospitalhttps://www.pnuyh.or.kr/pnuh/main/main.do?rbsIdx=183.3%Yangsan 1,325
29Inje University - Haeundae Paik Hospitalhttp://www.paik.ac.kr/haeundae/83.1%Busan 969
30Kosin University - Gospel Hospitalhttps://www.kosinmed.or.kr/83.1%Busan 1,011
31Hallym University - Sacred Heart Hospitalhttps://hallym.hallym.or.kr/index.asp83.1%Anyang 919
32SNU Boramae Medical Centerhttps://www.brmh.org/home.do82.6%Seoul 830
33Inje University - Busan Paik Hospitalhttp://www.paik.ac.kr/busan/82.6%Busan 894
34Dong-A University Hospitalhttps://www.damc.or.kr/main/main_2017.php82.5%Busan 1,050
35Daegu Catholic University Medical Centerhttp://www.dcmc.co.kr/index.asp82.5%Daegu 940
36Kyungpook National University Hospitalhttp://knuh.kr/82.3%Daegu 989
37Ulsan University Hospitalhttps://www.uuh.ulsan.kr/kr/82.3%Ulsan 1,060
38Korea University - Guro Hospitalhttp://guro.kumc.or.kr/main/index.do82.2%Seoul 1,135
39National Health Insurance Service - Ilsan Hospitalhttps://www.nhimc.or.kr/index.do82.2%Goyang 888
40Korea University - Ansan Hospitalhttp://ansan.kumc.or.kr/language/ENG/main/index.do81.8%Ansan 871
41KyungPook National University - Chilgok Hospitalhttp://www.knuch.kr/81.6%Daegu 685
42SoonChunHyang University Hospital - Seoulhttp://www.schmc.ac.kr/seoul/kor/index.do81.6%Seoul 789
43Dankook University Hospitalhttps://www.dkuh.co.kr/html_2016/81.4%Cheonan 876
44Gyeongsang National University Hospitalhttps://www.gnuh.co.kr/81.1%Jinju 978
45Chungbuk National University Hospitalhttps://www.cbnuh.or.kr/80.8%Cheongju 905
46Wonju Severance Christian Hospital - Yonsei Universityhttps://www.ywmc.or.kr/web/www/home80.6%Wonju 933
47Hanyang University Medical Centerhttps://www.hyumc.com/80.5%Seoul 925
48Jeju National University Hospitalhttp://www.jejunuh.co.kr/index.do80.5%Jeju 720
49Chonnam National University - Hwasun Hospitalhttps://www.cnuhh.com/main.cs80.3%Hwasun 718
50Chosun University Hospitalhttps://hosp.chosun.ac.kr/80.1%Gwangju 910
51The Catholic University of Korea - Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospitalhttps://www.cmcujb.or.kr/page/main79.8%Uijeongbu 850
52Inje University - Ilsan Paik Hospitalhttp://www.paik.ac.kr/ilsan/79.7%Goyang 731
53Catholic Kwandong University - International St. Mary’s Hospitalhttp://www.ish.or.kr/eng/79.7%Incheon 639
54Mediplex Sejong Hospitalhttp://mediplexsjh.co.kr/index79.3%Incheon 328
55Kangwon National University Hospitalhttps://www.knuh.or.kr/main/main.asp79.1%Chuncheon 730
56Nowon Eulji Medical Center - Eulji Universityhttp://www.eulji.or.kr/index.jsp79.0%Seoul 574
57CHA Bundang Medical Center (CBMC) of CHA Universityhttp://bundang.chamc.co.kr/79.0%Seongnam 976
58The Catholic University Of Korea - Daejeon St. Mary’s Hospitalhttps://www.cmcdj.or.kr/eng/78.9%Daejeon 721
59Konyang University Hospitalhttps://www.kyuh.ac.kr/78.9%Daejeon 935
60SoonChunHyang University Hospital - Bucheonhttp://www.schmc.ac.kr/bucheon/kor/index.do78.6%Bucheon 988
61Bundang Jesaeng Hospitalhttp://www.dmc.or.kr/portal/index.do78.4%Seongnam 662
62Hallym University - Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospitalhttps://kangnam.hallym.or.kr/index.asp78.4%Seoul 665
63Hanyang University - Guri Hospitalhttps://guri.hyumc.com/guri/main.do78.3%Guri 613
64Wonkwang University Hospitalhttps://www.wkuh.org/77.9%Iksan 815
65Presbyterian Medical Centerhttp://www.jesushospital.com/index.asp?77.9%Jeonju 823
66Dongguk University - Ilsan Hospitalhttp://www.dumc.or.kr/index00.jsp77.8%Goyang 736
67Hallym University Chuncheon - Sacred Heart Hospitalhttps://eng.hallym.or.kr/ptp201d.asp77.8%Chuncheon 463
68Gyeongsang National University - Changwon Hospitalhttps://www.gnuch.co.kr/gnuh/main/main.do?rbsIdx=177.7%Changwon 632
69National Medical Center - Seoulhttps://www.nmc.or.kr/main.asp77.2%Seoul 538
70H Plus Yangji Hospitalhttp://www.newyjh.com/main/index.htm77.1%Seoul 343
71Inje University - Sanggye Paik Hospitalhttp://www.paik.ac.kr/sanggye/76.7%Seoul 682
72The Catholic University of Korea - Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospitalhttps://www.cmcbucheon.or.kr/page/main76.5%Bucheon 702
73Samsung Changwon Hospitalhttps://smc.skku.edu:442/en/index.html76.5%Changwon 823
74Daejeon Eulji Medical Center - Eulji Universityhttp://www.emc.ac.kr/index.jsp76.3%Daejeon 657
75The Catholic University of Korea - St. Vincent’s Hospitalhttps://www.cmcvincent.or.kr/page/main76.2%Suwon 979
76GangNeung Asan Hospitalhttp://www.gnah.co.kr/75.6%Gangneung 863
77Hallym University Hangang - Sacred Heart Hospitalhttps://hangang.hallym.or.kr/index.asp75.4%Seoul 300
78Daegu Fatima Hospitalhttp://www.fatima.or.kr/front/index.asp#page275.3%Daegu 722
79Pohang St. Mary’s Hospitalhttps://www.pohangsmh.co.kr/74.8%Pohang 634
80Sun Medical Centerhttp://www.sunhospital.com/74.0%Daejeon 449
81Hallym Hospitalhttp://www.hallym.net/73.9%Incheon 491
82CheongJu Medical Centerhttps://www.cjmc.or.kr/73.5%Cheongju 687
83Sejong Hospitalhttp://www.hyewonfoundation.co.kr/index73.4%Bucheon 369
84Inje University - Seoul Paik Hospitalhttp://www.paik.ac.kr/seoul/73.1%Seoul 261
85Busan Medical Centerhttps://www.busanmc.or.kr/busanmc/72.6%Busan 618
86G Sam Medical Centerhttp://www.gsamhospital.com/home/index.php72.4%Gunpo 412
87Cheju Halla General Hospitalhttps://www.hallahosp.co.kr/main/72.4%Jeju 589
88Changwon Fatima Hospitalhttps://www.fatimahosp.co.kr/72.2%Changwon 516
89Kwangju Christian Hospitalhttp://www.kch.or.kr/71.5%Gwangju 633
90Seoul Medical Centerhttps://www.seoulmc.or.kr/site/kr/index.jsp71.1%Seoul 689
91Andong Sungso Hospitalhttp://www.sungso.com/index_main.html71.1%Andong 755
92Incheonsarang Hospitalhttp://www.saranghospital.com/70.9%Incheon 378
93Sun General Hospitalhttps://www.yuseongsunhospital.com/index.html70.6%Daejeon 366
94Dongkang Medical Centerhttps://m.dkmc.or.kr/index.php70.4%Ulsan 630
95Bumin Hospital Haeundaehttps://bumin.co.kr/haeundae/70.1%Busan 403

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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.



Methodology:

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 Newsweek.com.

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.



Footnotes:

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.