World's Best Hospitals 2021 - Top 200 Global

World's Best Hospitals 2021


This is the third year that Newsweek has partnered with Statista Inc, the respected global data research firm, to reveal the World's Best Hospitals— and it may be our most important ranking yet.

As the events of 2020 made clear, our lives and those of our loved ones may rest on the kind of health care we have access to. The 2,000 hospitals named in this list—which covers 25 countries, including United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Canada —stand out for their consistent excellence, including distinguished physicians, top-notch nursing care and state-of-the-art technology.

Of course we hope that we, and you, won't need to seek care or visit a friend or family member in any hospital this year. But if you do, this ranking of the World's Best Hospitals 2021 can help you feel confident as you make a critical choice about medical care.

Nancy Cooper
Global Editor-in-Chief

RankHospitalCountryScoreCityUS StateSpecialityFootnotes
1Mayo Clinic - RochesterUnited StatesN/ARochesterMNN/A
2Cleveland ClinicUnited StatesN/AClevelandOHN/A
3Massachusetts General HospitalUnited StatesN/ABostonMAN/A
4Toronto General - University Health NetworkCanadaN/ATorontoN/A3
5The Johns Hopkins HospitalUnited StatesN/ABaltimoreMDN/A
6Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinGermanyN/ABerlinN/A
7Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetSwedenN/ASolnaN/A
8Singapore General HospitalSingaporeN/ASingapore N/A
9Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisSwitzerlandN/ALausanneN/A
10Sheba Medical CenterIsraelN/ARamat GanN/A3
11AP-HP - Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreFranceN/AParisN/A
12Universitätsspital ZürichSwitzerlandN/AZürichN/A
13Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalUnited StatesN/AStanfordCAN/A
14Universitätsklinikum HeidelbergGermanyN/AHeidelbergN/A
15Rigshospitalet - KøbenhavnDenmarkN/AKøbenhavnN/A
16The University of Tokyo HospitalJapanN/ATokyoN/A
17Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterUnited StatesN/ALos AngelesCAN/A
18St. Luke's International HospitalJapanN/ATokyoN/A
19The Mount Sinai HospitalUnited StatesN/ANew YorkNYN/A
20AP-HP - Hôpital Européen Georges PompidouFranceN/AParisN/A
21Helsinki University HospitalFinlandN/AHelsinkiN/A
22UMC UtrechtThe NetherlandsN/AUtrechtN/A
23University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineUnited StatesN/AAnn ArborMIN/A
24Klinikum der Universität MünchenGermanyN/AMünchenN/A
25Brigham And Women's HospitalUnited StatesN/ABostonMAN/A
26Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreCanadaN/ATorontoN/A
27Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien - Medizinischer UniversitätscampusAustriaN/AWienN/A
28Oslo UniversitetssykehusNorwayN/AOsloN/A
29Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität MünchenGermanyN/AMünchenN/A
30Mount Sinai HospitalCanadaN/ATorontoN/A
31UZ Leuven - Campus GasthuisbergBelgiumN/ALeuvenN/A
32Aarhus UniversitetshospitalDenmarkN/AAarhusN/A
33New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellUnited StatesN/ANew YorkNYN/A
34Asan Medical CenterSouth KoreaN/ASeoulN/A
35Universitätsspital BaselSwitzerlandN/ABaselN/A
36Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinBrazilN/ASao PauloN/A
37Duke University HospitalUnited StatesN/ADurhamNCN/A
38Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaSpainN/ABarcelonaN/A
39Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) - Cluse-RoseraieSwitzerlandN/AGenèveN/A
40Medizinische Hochschule HannoverGermanyN/AHannoverN/A
41Mayo Clinic - PhoenixUnited StatesN/APhoenixAZN/A
42Seoul National University HospitalSouth KoreaN/ASeoulN/A
43Kameda Medical CenterJapanN/A KamogawaN/A
44St Thomas' HospitalUnited KingdomN/ALondonN/A
45Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliItalyN/ARomaN/A
46Akademiska SjukhusetSwedenN/AUppsalaN/A
47Amsterdam UMCThe NetherlandsN/AAmsterdamN/A
48University College HospitalUnited KingdomN/ALondonN/A
49Landeskrankenhaus Universitätskliniken InnsbruckAustriaN/AInnsbruckN/A
50Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterUnited StatesN/ALos AngelesCAN/A
51Hospital Universitario La PazSpainN/AMadridN/A
52Policlinico Sant'Orsola-MalpighiItalyN/ABolognaN/A
53CHU Lille - Hôpital Claude-HuriezFranceN/ALilleN/A
54Turku University HospitalFinlandN/ATurkuN/A
55UCLA Medical Center - Santa Monica United StatesN/ASanta MonicaCAN/A
56The Royal Victoria InfirmaryUnited KingdomN/ANewcastle Upon TyneN/A
57The AlfredAustraliaN/AMelbourneN/A
58Northwestern Memorial HospitalUnited StatesN/AChicagoILN/A
59North York General HospitalCanadaN/ATorontoN/A
60Haukeland UniversitetssykehusNorwayN/ABergenN/A
61Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianUnited StatesN/APhiladelphiaPAN/A
62Kyushu University HospitalJapanN/AFukuokaN/A
63Universitätsklinikum TübingenGermanyN/ATübingenN/A
64Clinica Universidad de NavarraSpainN/APamplona/IruñaN/A
65UCSF Medical CenterUnited StatesN/ASan FranciscoCAN/A
66Tampere University HospitalFinlandN/ATampereN/A3
67Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónSpainN/AMadridN/A
68Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-EppendorfGermanyN/AHamburgN/A
69Houston Methodist HospitalUnited StatesN/AHoustonTXN/A
70CHU Bordeaux - Groupe hospitalier PellegrinFranceN/ABordeauxN/A
71Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and MedicineJapanN/ATokyoN/A
72Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaItalyN/AMilanoN/A
73Samsung Medical CenterSouth KoreaN/ASeoulN/A
74Leids Universitair Medisch CentrumThe NetherlandsN/ALeidenN/A
75Rush University Medical CenterUnited StatesN/AChicagoILN/A
76Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversitySouth KoreaN/ASeoulN/A
77Universitätsklinikum FreiburgGermanyN/AFreiburgN/A
78Hospital Moinhos de VentoBrazilN/APorto AlegreN/A
79Istituto Clinico HumanitasItalyN/ARozzanoN/A
80Hôpital Paris Saint-JosephFranceN/AParisN/A
81Royal Melbourne Hospital - ParkvilleAustraliaN/AParkvilleN/A
82Mayo Clinic - JacksonvilleUnited StatesN/AJacksonvilleFLN/A
83Universitätsklinikum KölnGermanyN/AKölnN/A
84Kyoto University HospitalJapanN/AKyotoN/A
85Universitätsklinikum EssenGermanyN/AEssenN/A
86NYU Langone HospitalsUnited StatesN/ANew YorkNYN/A
87Seoul National University - Bundang HospitalSouth KoreaN/ASeongnam CityN/A
88Ospedale San Raffaele - Gruppo San DonatoItalyN/AMilanoN/A
89The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalSouth KoreaN/ASeoulN/A
90Universitätsklinikum ErlangenGermanyN/AErlangenN/A
91Kurashiki Central HospitalJapanN/AKurashikiN/A
92CHU Toulouse - Hôpital PurpanFranceN/AToulouseN/A
93IRCCS Arcispedale Santa Maria NuovaItalyN/AReggio Nell'EmiliaN/A
94Polyclinique Santé AtlantiqueFranceN/ASt HerblainN/A
95University of Washington Medical CenterUnited StatesN/ASeattleWAN/A
96Hospital Universitario 12 de OctubreSpainN/AMadridN/A
97Korea University - Anam HospitalSouth KoreaN/ASeoulN/A
98Azienda Ospedaliera di PadovaItalyN/APadovaN/A
99Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronSpainN/ABarcelonaN/A
100Hospices Civils de Lyon - Hôpital Lyon SudFranceN/APierre BeniteN/A
101-200Aalborg UniversitetshospitalDenmarkN/AAalborgN/A
101-200Academisch Ziekenhuis MaastrichtThe NetherlandsN/AMaastrichtN/A
101-200Addenbrooke'sUnited KingdomN/ACambridgeN/A
101-200Ajou University HospitalSouth KoreaN/ASuwon CityN/A3
101-200All India Institute of Medical Sciences - DelhiIndiaN/ADelhiN/A
101-200AP-HM - Hôpital de la TimoneFranceN/AMarseilleN/A
101-200Barnes-Jewish HospitalUnited StatesN/ASaint LouisMON/A
101-200Baylor St. Luke's Medical CenterUnited StatesN/AHoustonTXN/A
101-200Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterUnited StatesN/ABostonMAN/A
101-200Bumrungrad International HospitalThailandN/ABangkokN/A
101-200Centro Médico ABC Campus Santa FeMexicoN/ACiudad de MéxicoN/A
101-200CHU Grenoble - Site NordFranceN/ALa TroncheN/A
101-200CHU Nantes - Site Hôtel-DieuFranceN/ANantesN/A
101-200CHU Strasbourg - Hôpital de HautepierreFranceN/AStrasbourgN/A
101-200Chung-Ang University HospitalSouth KoreaN/ASeoulN/A
101-200ClaraspitalSwitzerlandN/ABaselN/A
101-200Cleveland Clinic Fairview HospitalUnited StatesN/AClevelandOHN/A
101-200Clinique Francois ChenieuxFranceN/ALimogesN/A
101-200Cliniques universitaires Saint-LucBelgiumN/ABrusselsN/A
101-200Diakonhjemmet OsloNorwayN/AOsloN/A3
101-200Emory University HospitalUnited StatesN/AAtlantaGAN/A
101-200Erasmus Medisch CentrumThe NetherlandsN/ARotterdamN/A
101-200Freeman HospitalUnited KingdomN/ANewcastle Upon TyneN/A
101-200Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversitySouth KoreaN/ASeoulN/A
101-200Gleneagles HospitalSingaporeN/ASingapore N/A
101-200Hackensack University Medical CenterUnited StatesN/AHackensackNJN/A
101-200Hokkaido University HospitalJapanN/AHokkaidoN/A
101-200Hospital Clínico San CarlosSpainN/AMadridN/A
101-200Hospital Médica SurMexicoN/ACiudad de MéxicoN/A
101-200Hospital Oswaldo CruzBrazilN/ASao PauloN/A
101-200Hospital Ramón y CajalSpainN/AMadridN/A
101-200Hospital Sirio LibanesBrazilN/ASao PauloN/A3
101-200Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez DíazSpainN/AMadridN/A
101-200Hospital Universitario Virgen del RocíoSpainN/ASevillaN/A
101-200Hospital Universitario y Politécnico la FeSpainN/AValenciaN/A
101-200Jewish General HospitalCanadaN/AMontrealN/A
101-200Juntendo University HospitalJapanN/ATokyoN/A
101-200Kangbuk Samsung HospitalSouth KoreaN/ASeoulN/A
101-200Keck Hospital of USCUnited StatesN/ALos AngelesCAN/A
101-200Keio University HospitalJapanN/ATokyoN/A
101-200Klinik Hirslanden ZürichSwitzerlandN/AZürichN/A
101-200Kuopio University HospitalFinlandN/AKuopioN/A
101-200KyungHee University Medical CenterSouth KoreaN/ASeoulN/A
101-200Landeskrankenhaus - Universitätsklinikum GrazAustriaN/AGrazN/A
101-200Landeskrankenhaus Salzburg - Universitätsklinikum der PMUAustriaN/ASalzburgN/A
101-200Lindenhofspital BernSwitzerlandN/ABernN/A
101-200Linz Kepler UniversitätsklinikumAustriaN/ALinzN/A
101-200Medanta The MedicityIndiaN/AGurgaonN/A
101-200Mercy Hospital St. LouisUnited StatesN/ASaint LouisMON/A
101-200Monash Medical Centre - ClaytonAustraliaN/AClaytonN/A
101-200Morristown Medical CenterUnited StatesN/AMorristownNJN/A
101-200Nagoya University HospitalJapanN/ANagoyaN/A
101-200National University HospitalSingaporeN/ASingapore N/A3
101-200Norrlands UniversitetssjukhusSwedenN/AUmeåN/A
101-200Odense UniversitetshospitalDenmarkN/AOdenseN/A
101-200OHSU HospitalUnited StatesN/APortlandORN/A3
101-200Ordensklinikum Linz ElisabethinenAustriaN/ALinzN/A
101-200Osaka University HospitalJapanN/AOsakaN/A
101-200Ospedale Borgo TrentoItalyN/AVeronaN/A
101-200Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIIIItalyN/ABergamoN/A3
101-200Ospedale Policlinico San MatteoItalyN/APaviaN/A
101-200Presidio Ospedaliero Spedali Civili di BresciaItalyN/ABresciaN/A
101-200Queen Elizabeth Hospital BirminghamUnited KingdomN/ABirminghamN/A
101-200Radboud Universitair Medisch CentrumThe NetherlandsN/ANijmegenN/A
101-200Royal North Shore HospitalAustraliaN/ASt LeonardsN/A
101-200Royal Prince Alfred HospitalAustraliaN/ACamperdownN/A
101-200Scripps Memorial Hospital La JollaUnited StatesN/ALa JollaCAN/A
101-200St Vincent's Hospital - FitzroyAustraliaN/AFitzroyN/A
101-200St. Bartholomew's HospitalUnited KingdomN/ALondonN/A
101-200St. Olavs HospitalNorwayN/ATrondheimN/A
101-200Teine Keijinkai HospitalJapanN/ASapporoN/A
101-200Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical CenterIsraelN/ATel AvivN/A
101-200The Catholic University Of Korea - Yeouido St. Mary’s HospitalSouth KoreaN/ASeoulN/A
101-200The Jikei University HospitalJapanN/ATokyoN/A
101-200Toranomon HospitalJapanN/ATokyoN/A
101-200Toranomon Hospital KajigayaJapanN/AKawasakiN/A
101-200Torrance Memorial Medical CenterUnited StatesN/ATorranceCAN/A
101-200UC San Diego Health - Jacobs Medical CenterUnited StatesN/ASan DiegoCAN/A
101-200Universitair Medisch Centrum GroningenThe NetherlandsN/AGroningenN/A
101-200Universitätsklinikum BonnGermanyN/ABonnN/A
101-200Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus DresdenGermanyN/ADresdenN/A
101-200Universitätsklinikum des SaarlandesGermanyN/AHomburgN/A
101-200Universitätsklinikum DüsseldorfGermanyN/ADüsseldorfN/A
101-200Universitätsklinikum RegensburgGermanyN/ARegensburgN/A
101-200Universitätsklinikum UlmGermanyN/AUlmN/A
101-200Universitätsklinikum WürzburgGermanyN/AWürzburgN/A
101-200Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität MainzGermanyN/AMainzN/A
101-200Universitetssjukhuset LinköpingSwedenN/ALinköpingN/A
101-200University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterUnited StatesN/AClevelandOHN/A
101-200University of California - Davis Medical CenterUnited StatesN/ASacramentoCAN/A
101-200University of Chicago Medical CenterUnited StatesN/AChicagoILN/A
101-200UCHealth University of Colorado HospitalUnited StatesN/AAuroraCON/A
101-200University of Kansas HospitalUnited StatesN/AKansas CityKSN/A
101-200University of Wisconsin HospitalsUnited StatesN/AMadisonWIN/A
101-200Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne Warszawskiego Uniwersytetu MedycznegoPolandN/AWarszawaN/A
101-200UZ GentBelgiumN/AGentN/A
101-200Vanderbilt University Medical CenterUnited StatesN/ANashvilleTNN/A
101-200VCH - Vancouver General HospitalCanadaN/AVancouverN/A
101-200Yale New Haven HospitalUnited StatesN/ANew HavenCTN/A
101-200Yokohama Municipal Citizen's HospitalJapanN/AYokohamaN/A

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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 Hospitals 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 Hospital ranking lists the best hospitals in 25 countries: USA, Germany, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Canada, India, Australia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Thailand, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Israel and Singapore. The countries were mainly selected based on standard of living/life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability.

The lists are based on three data sources:
• Recommendations from medical experts (doctors, hospitals managers, health care professionals)
• Results from patient surveys
• Medical KPIs on hospitals
• The number of hospitals awarded in each country varies based on the number of hospitals and data availability in the respective country. USA had the most hospitals awarded with 350, while Israel and Singapore were represented with 10 hospitals each. In total, 2,000 hospitals were ranked in this third edition of the ranking.
• Every hospital in each country is rated by a score.

Scores are only comparable between hospitals in the same country, because different sources for patient experience and medical KPIs were examined in each country. Since it was not possible to harmonize this data, cross-country comparisons of the scores are not possible (example: A score of 90 in country A doesn't necessarily mean that this hospital is better than a hospital with a score of 87 in country B).

• Specialized hospitals like heart or cancer hospitals differ in their offer from general hospitals, and therefore are displayed in a separate list. This list is sorted alphabetically because Hospitals with different specialties are not comparable.

U.S. hospitals were also awarded as best hospitals for infection prevention if they performed above the national average based on six different measures. This recognition is based on data from 01/01/2019 to 12/31/2019, published by CMS.

• In addition to the country lists, the study includes a Global Top 200 list. This list includes a ranking of the 100 best global hospitals, ranks 101-200 are sorted alphabetically.

For the 2021 rankings, a hospital survey was designed and sent out to hospitals. The purpose of this survey is to determine the status quo of Patient Reported Outcome Measurements (PROMs) implementation in hospitals which are represented in the ranking. PROMs will play a more significant part in future editions of the ranking.

Download the methodology overview here.

Download the extended methodology here.



Footnotes:

1 - No medical KPI was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on patient satisfaction data and recommendations from medical experts.
2 - 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 - This hospital participated in the Statista hospital survey and is using Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs).