Best Hospitals 2021 - Spain

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
1Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaSpain93.90%Barcelona
2Hospital Universitario La PazSpain93.67%Madrid
3Clinica Universidad de NavarraSpain87.64%Pamplona/Iruña
4Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónSpain87.27%Madrid
5Hospital Universitario 12 de OctubreSpain86.76%Madrid
6Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronSpain86.11%Barcelona
7Hospital Ramón y CajalSpain82.24%Madrid
8Hospital Universitario y Politécnico la FeSpain78.50%Valencia
9Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez DíazSpain78.43%Madrid
10Hospital Clínico San CarlosSpain78.29%Madrid
11Hospital Universitario Virgen del RocíoSpain78.11%Sevilla
12Hospital Universitario Madrid SanchinarroSpain75.07%Madrid
13Hospital Universitario Marqués de ValdecillaSpain74.95%Santander
14Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant PauSpain74.41%Barcelona
15Hospital Ruber InternacionalSpain74.22%Madrid
16Centro Médico TeknonSpain74.15%Barcelona
17Complexo Hospitalario Universitario a CoruñaSpain73.33%Coruña
18Hospital Quirónsalud MadridSpain72.88%Pozuelo de Alarcón
19Hospital Quirónsalud BarcelonaSpain72.45%Barcelona
20Hospital Universitario Miguel ServetSpain71.92%Zaragoza
21Hospital Universitario Puerta de HierroSpain71.86%Majadahonda
22Hospital Universitario Virgen de Las NievesSpain71.76%Granada
23Hospital Universitario Reina SofíaSpain71.65%Córdoba
24Hospital Universitari de BellvitgeSpain71.62%Barcelona
25Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Infanta LeonorSpain71.56%Madrid
26Hospital Clínico Universitario de ValenciaSpain71.52%Valencia
27Hospital Universitario la ZarzuelaSpain71.50%Madrid
28Hospital Universitario Virgen MacarenaSpain71.25%Sevilla
29Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset AleixandreSpain71.09%Valencia
30Hospital Universitari Quirón DexeusSpain70.85%Barcelona
31Hospital Universitario HM MontepríncipeSpain70.75%Boadilla del Monte
32Hospital Universitario MoncloaSpain70.72%Madrid
33Hospital Universitari Sagrat CorSpain70.60%Barcelona
34Hospital Quironsalud MálagaSpain70.39%Málaga
35Complejo Asistencial Universitario de SalamancaSpain70.38%Salamanca
36Hospital Clínico Universitario de ValladolidSpain70.12%Valladolid
37Hospital Universitario de CrucesSpain69.94%Barakaldo
38Consorcio Hospital General Universitario de ValenciaSpain69.90%Valencia
39Hospital de BarcelonaSpain69.80%Barcelona
40Hospital Universitario Central de AsturiasSpain69.66%Oviedo
41Hospital General de Ciudad RealSpain69.43%Ciudad Real
42Hospital Universitario de la PrincesaSpain69.42%Madrid
43Hospital del MarSpain69.42%Barcelona
44Hospital Rey Juan CarlosSpain69.38%Móstoles
45Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la ArrixacaSpain69.35%Murcia
46Hospital Galdakao-UsansoloSpain69.30%Galdakao
47Hospital Quironsalud Sagrado CorazónSpain69.19%Sevilla
48Hospital 9 de OctubreSpain69.04%Valencia
49Hospital General Universitario Reina SofíaSpain69.04%Murcia
50Hospital San RoqueSpain68.95%Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
51Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de CandelariaSpain68.94%Santa Cruz de Tenerife
52Hospital Universitario Rio HortegaSpain68.88%Valladolid
53Hospital Universitari General de CatalunyaSpain68.83%Sant Cugat del Vallès
54Hospital Universitario Regional de MálagaSpain68.78%Málaga
55Hospital General Universitario Santa LucíaSpain68.73%Cartagena
56Hospital Sant RafaelSpain68.72%Barcelona
57Hospital Universitario de MóstolesSpain68.66%Móstoles
58Hospital Ruber Juan Bravo 49Spain68.65%Madrid
59Hospital Universitario TorrecárdenasSpain68.64%Almería
60Hospital Universitario Virgen de ValmeSpain68.63%Sevilla
61Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol de BadalonaSpain68.59%Badalona
62Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de SantiagoSpain68.58%Santiago de Compostela
63Hospital General Universitario de AlicanteSpain68.54%Alicante/Alacant
64Hospital de BasurtoSpain68.48%Bilbao
65Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de VigoSpain68.48%Vigo
66Hospital Universitario Juan Ramón JiménezSpain68.46%Huelva
67Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de BadajozSpain68.33%Badajoz
68Hospital Universitario Virgen de la VictoriaSpain68.32%Málaga
69Hospital Universitario de ArabaSpain68.30%Vitoria-Gasteiz
70Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de DéuSpain68.19%Sant Boi de Llobregat
71Complejo Hospitalario San Millan San Pedro de la RiojaSpain68.15%Logroño
72Hospital Universitario Fundación AlcorcónSpain68.12%Alcorcón
73Hospital de Sant Joan de DéuSpain68.03%Manresa
74Hospital HM de MadridSpain68.01%Madrid
75Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor NegrínSpain67.93%Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
76Hospital Universitario de Puerto RealSpain67.85%Puerto Real
77Hospital Santa MariaSpain67.83%Lleida
78Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de AlbaceteSpain67.82%Albacete
79Hospital la MoralejaSpain67.78%Madrid
80Hospital Universitario de JaénSpain67.75%Jaén
81Hospital Universitario San CecilioSpain67.74%Granada
82Complejo Hospitalario del Área de Salud de MéridaSpain67.68%Mérida
83Hospital Católico Casa de SaludSpain67.63%Valencia
84Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de FerrolSpain67.58%Ferrol
85Clínica HLA VistahermosaSpain67.52%Alicante/Alacant
86Hospital Universitario DonostiaSpain67.46%Donostia/San Sebastián
87Hospital de Sant Joan Despí Moisès BroggiSpain67.43%Sant Joan Despí
88Fundación Hospital de JoveSpain67.39%Gijón
89Clínica Sagrada FamíliaSpain67.38%Barcelona
90Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de CáceresSpain67.26%Cáceres
91Hospital de SabadellSpain67.19%Sabadell
92Hospital Costa del SolSpain67.18%Marbella
93Hospital Universitario San Juan de AlicanteSpain67.11%Sant Joan d'Alacant
94Hospital Universitario Príncipe de AsturiasSpain67.11%Alcalá de Henares
95Complejo Asistencial Universitario de LeónSpain67.09%León
96Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano BlesaSpain67.07%Zaragoza
97Hospital de PonienteSpain66.97%El Ejido
98Hospital de ManisesSpain66.92%Manises
99Hospital Universitario de GetafeSpain66.79%Getafe
100Hospital General la Mancha CentroSpain66.76%Alcázar de San Juan

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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.


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.


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).