Best Hospitals - South Korea

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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 Center 2,935
2Samsung Medical Center 2,157
3Seoul National University Hospital 1,868
4Severance Hospital - Yonsei University 2,614
5Seoul National University - Bundang Hospital 1,422
6Korea University - Anam Hospital 1,120
7The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital 1,453
8KyungHee University Medical Center 907
9Kangbuk Samsung Hospital 736
10Ajou University Hospital 1,274
11Chung-Ang University Hospital 889
12Chonnam National University Hospital 1,156
13Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei University 899
14The Catholic University Of Korea - Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital 483
15Inha University Hospital 1,010
16Konkuk University Medical Center 908
17Ewha Womans University Medical Center 705
18The Catholic University Of Korea - Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital 911
19Yeungnam University Medical Center 992
20Chungnam National University Hospital 1,450
21Chonbuk National University Hospital 1,246
22Pusan National University Hospital 1,290
23Kyung Hee University - Hospital at Gangdong 711
24Gachon University - Gil Medical Center 1,555
25SoonChunHyang University Hospital - Cheonan 964
26Hallym University - Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital 823
27Keimyung University - Dongsan Medical Center 1,004
28Pusan National University - Yangsan Hospital 1,325
29Inje University - Haeundae Paik Hospital 969
30Kosin University - Gospel Hospital 1,011
31Hallym University - Sacred Heart Hospital 919
32SNU Boramae Medical Center 830
33Inje University - Busan Paik Hospital 894
34Dong-A University Hospital 1,050
35Daegu Catholic University Medical Center 940
36Kyungpook National University Hospital 989
37Ulsan University Hospital 1,060
38Korea University - Guro Hospital 1,135
39National Health Insurance Service - Ilsan Hospital 888
40Korea University - Ansan Hospital 871
41KyungPook National University - Chilgok Hospital 685
42SoonChunHyang University Hospital - Seoul 789
43Dankook University Hospital 876
44Gyeongsang National University Hospital 978
45Chungbuk National University Hospital 905
46Wonju Severance Christian Hospital - Yonsei University 933
47Hanyang University Medical Center 925
48Jeju National University Hospital 720
49Chonnam National University - Hwasun Hospital 718
50Chosun University Hospital 910
51The Catholic University of Korea - Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital 850
52Inje University - Ilsan Paik Hospital 731
53Catholic Kwandong University - International St. Mary’s Hospital 639
54Mediplex Sejong Hospital 328
55Kangwon National University Hospital 730
56Nowon Eulji Medical Center - Eulji University 574
57CHA Bundang Medical Center (CBMC) of CHA University 976
58The Catholic University Of Korea - Daejeon St. Mary’s Hospital 721
59Konyang University Hospital 935
60SoonChunHyang University Hospital - Bucheon 988
61Bundang Jesaeng Hospital 662
62Hallym University - Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital 665
63Hanyang University - Guri Hospital 613
64Wonkwang University Hospital 815
65Presbyterian Medical Center 823
66Dongguk University - Ilsan Hospital 736
67Hallym University Chuncheon - Sacred Heart Hospital 463
68Gyeongsang National University - Changwon Hospital 632
69National Medical Center - Seoul 538
70H Plus Yangji Hospital 343
71Inje University - Sanggye Paik Hospital 682
72The Catholic University of Korea - Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital 702
73Samsung Changwon Hospital 823
74Daejeon Eulji Medical Center - Eulji University 657
75The Catholic University of Korea - St. Vincent’s Hospital 979
76GangNeung Asan Hospital 863
77Hallym University Hangang - Sacred Heart Hospital 300
78Daegu Fatima Hospital 722
79Pohang St. Mary’s Hospital 634
80Sun Medical Center 449
81Hallym Hospital 491
82CheongJu Medical Center 687
83Sejong Hospital 369
84Inje University - Seoul Paik Hospital 261
85Busan Medical Center 618
86G Sam Medical Center 412
87Cheju Halla General Hospital 589
88Changwon Fatima Hospital 516
89Kwangju Christian Hospital 633
90Seoul Medical Center 689
91Andong Sungso Hospital 755
92Incheonsarang Hospital 378
93Sun General Hospital 366
94Dongkang Medical Center 630
95Bumin Hospital Haeundae 403

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.