Best Hospitals – Spain

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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
1Hospital Clínic de Barcelona97.5%Barcelona 844
2Hospital Universitario La Paz95.7%Madrid 1,268
3Clinica Universidad de Navarra95.0%Pamplona 241
4Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron94.6%Barcelona 1,315
5Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón92.3%Madrid 1,349
6Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre90.1%Madrid 1,196
7Hospital Ramón y Cajal87.2%Madrid 901
8Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz85.6%Madrid 659
9Hospital Universitario y Politécnico la Fe85.6%Valencia 1,000
10Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío83.8%Sevilla 1,350
11Hospital Clínico San Carlos83.8%Madrid 861
12Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau83.6%Barcelona 644
13Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge81.9%Barcelona 1,022
14Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia81.6%Valencia 582
15Hospital Universitario Madrid Sanchinarro81.4%Madrid 198
16Hospital Quirónsalud Madrid81.3%Madrid 239
17Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro81.2%Majadahonda 613
18Hospital Universitario la Zarzuela81.1%Madrid 116
19Hospital Ruber Internacional80.2%Madrid 143
20Hospital Universitari Quirón Dexeus80.2%Barcelona 170
21Complexo Hospitalario Universitario a Coruña80.1%Coruña 1,341
22Centro Médico Teknon79.7%Barcelona 285
23Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena79.7%Sevilla 960
24Hospital Ruber Juan Bravo 4979.7%Madrid 163
25Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe79.2%Madrid 170
26Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca79.0%Murcia 920
27Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias78.6%Oviedo 991
28Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía78.3%Córdoba 1,233
29Hospital Universitario Moncloa78.1%Madrid 235
30Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona78.0%Barcelona 192
31Hospital Universitario de Cruces78.0%Barakaldo 912
32Hospital Galdakao-Usansolo77.5%Galdakao 464
33Complejo Asistencial Universitario de Salamanca77.5%Salamanca 914
34Hospital Universitario Rio Hortega77.4%Valladolid 606
35Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor77.2%Barcelona 367
36Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset Aleixandre77.1%Valencia 539
37Hospital del Mar76.7%Barcelona 470
38Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla76.7%Santander 923
39Hospital Quironsalud Málaga76.7%Málaga 132
40Hospital San Roque76.4%Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 162
41Hospital Universitario de la Princesa76.1%Madrid 524
42Hospital Universitario Regional de Málaga75.9%Málaga 1,049
43Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid75.6%Valladolid 777
44Hospital Rey Juan Carlos75.3%Móstoles 364
45Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya75.1%Sant Cugat del Vallès 286
46Hospital Universitario Virgen de Las Nieves75.1%Granada 711
47Hospital 9 de Octubre75.0%Valencia 300
48Hospital Sant Rafael74.8%Barcelona 213
49Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucía74.7%Cartagena 691
50Hospital Universitario Virgen de Valme74.5%Sevilla 617
51Hospital HM de Madrid74.5%Madrid 100
52Hospital Quironsalud Sagrado Corazón74.5%Sevilla 147
53Hospital Universitario de Araba74.4%Vitoria-Gasteiz 811
54Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albacete74.3%Albacete 705
55Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón74.0%Alcorcón 400
56Hospital Universitario Torrecárdenas73.9%Almería 763
57Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet73.7%Zaragoza 1,213
58Hospital General de Ciudad Real73.3%Ciudad Real 564
59Hospital de Basurto73.3%Bilbao 733
60Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago73.3%Santiago de Compostela 1,395
61Hospital General Universitario de Alicante73.2%Alicante 794
62Clínica HLA Vistahermosa73.0%Alicante 106
63Complejo Hospitalario San Millan San Pedro de la Rioja72.9%Logroño 590
64Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol de Badalona72.8%Badalona 516
65Hospital Universitario Juan Ramón Jiménez72.8%Huelva 891
66Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu72.5%Manresa 280
67Hospital Universitario de Jaén72.4%Jaén 805
68Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Badajoz72.4%Badajoz 915
69Hospital Universitario Donostia72.3%San Sebastián-Donostia 1,054
70Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria72.3%Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1,066
71Hospital de Barcelona72.2%Barcelona 350
72Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León72.1%León 1,056
73Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria71.9%Málaga 657
74Hospital de Manises71.8%Manises 354
75Hospital Católico Casa de Salud71.8%Valencia 192
76Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín71.7%Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 828
77Hospital Universitario de Puerto Real71.6%Puerto Real 319
78Hospital General la Mancha Centro71.6%Alcázar de San Juan 353
79Hospital Universitario San Cecilio71.6%Granada 543
80Hospital de Poniente71.6%El Ejido 273
81Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Infanta Leonor71.6%Madrid 361
82Hospital General Universitario Reina Sofía71.5%Murcia 339
83Consorcio Hospital General Universitario de Valencia71.4%Valencia 546
84Hospital Universitario de Getafe71.2%Getafe 510
85Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo71.1%Vigo 1,273
86Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa71.0%Zaragoza 807
87Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Ferrol71.0%Ferrol 457
88Complejo Hospitalario del Área de Salud de Mérida70.9%Mérida 381
89Hospital Universitario San Juan de Alicante70.9%Sant Joan d'Alacant 396
90Policlínica Miramar70.8%Palma de Mallorca 206
91Hospital Santa Maria70.7%Lleida 229
92Hospital Universitario Príncipe de Asturias70.7%Alcalá de Henares 507
93Hospital Costa del Sol70.5%Marbella 408
94Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu70.5%Sant Boi de Llobregat 246
95Hospital Universitari de Girona Dr. Josep Trueta69.6%Girona 431
96Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar69.2%Cádiz 738
97Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Canarias68.9%San Cristóbal de La Laguna 826
98Hospital la Moraleja68.9%Madrid 126

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.