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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 StateMain SpecialtyFootnotes
N/AMercy Hospital for WomenAustraliaN/AHeidelbergGynecology
N/AKing Edward Memorial Hospital for WomenAustraliaN/ASubiacoGynecology 
N/ARoyal Women's Hospital - ParkvilleAustraliaN/AParkvilleGynecology 3
N/AQueensland Children’s HospitalAustraliaN/ASouth BrisbanePediatrics
N/ARoyal Children's Hospital - ParkvilleAustraliaN/AParkvillePediatrics
N/ASydney Children's HospitalAustraliaN/ARandwickPediatrics
N/AMona Vale HospitalAustraliaN/AMona ValeRehabilitation & Palliative care
N/AChristian-Doppler-Klinik Salzburg - Universitätsklinikum der PMUAustriaN/ASalzburgNeurology & Psychiatry
N/AZNA Koningin Paola KinderziekenhuisBelgiumN/AAntwerpenPediatrics
N/AHospital E Maternidade SepacoBrazilN/ASao PauloMaternity
N/AMaternidade Unimed Unidade GrajauBrazilN/ABelo HorizonteMaternity
N/AHospital PaulistanoBrazilN/ASao PauloOncology
N/AInstitut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de QuébecCanadaN/AQuébecCardiology & Pulmonology
N/ABaycrest CentreCanadaN/ATorontoGeriatrics
N/ABC Women’s Hospital + Health CentreCanadaN/AVancouverGynecology
N/AIWK Health CentreCanadaN/AHalifaxMaternity & Pediatrics
N/AThe Princess Margaret Cancer CentreCanadaN/ATorontoOncology
N/AL'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec - CHU de Québec-Université LavalCanadaN/AQuebec CityOncology & Nephrology
N/AHôpital Saint-Sacrement - CHU de Québec-Université LavalCanadaN/AQuebec CityOphthalmology & Senology
N/AAlberta Children’s HospitalCanadaN/ACalgaryPediatrics
N/ABC Children's HospitalCanadaN/AVancouverPediatrics
N/AChildren's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)CanadaN/AOttawaPediatrics
N/ACHU Sainte-JustineCanadaN/AMontrealPediatrics
N/AHospital for Sick ChildrenCanadaN/ATorontoPediatrics
N/AMontreal Chest Institute (McGill University Health Centre)CanadaN/AMontrealPulmonology
N/AHôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus - CHU de Québec-Université LavalCanadaN/AQuebec CityTraumatology
N/ASteno Diabetes Center CopenhagenDenmarkN/AKøbenhavnDiabetes
N/ARegionshospitalet Hammel NeurocenterDenmarkN/AHammelNeurorehabilitation
N/AHôpital Paul BrousseFranceN/AVillejuifGeriatrics
N/ACentre Léon-BérardFranceN/ALyonOncology
N/AInstitut CurieFranceN/AParisOncology
N/AInstitut Gustave RoussyFranceN/AVillejuifOncology
N/AInstitut Paoli-CalmettesFranceN/AMarseilleOncology2
N/AIUCT Oncopole - Institut Claudius RegaudFranceN/AToulouseOncology
N/AHôpital Necker - Enfants maladesFranceN/AParisPediatrics
N/ADeutsches Herzzentrum BerlinGermanyN/ABerlinCardiology2
N/ADeutsches Herzzentrum München des Freistaates BayernGermanyN/AMünchenCardiology
N/AHerz- und Diabeteszentrum NRWGermanyN/ABad OeynhausenCardiology
N/AHerz- und Gefäß-KlinikGermanyN/ABad Neustadt an der SaaleCardiology
N/AHerz- und Gefäßzentrum Bad BevensenGermanyN/ABad BevensenCardiology
N/AHerzzentrum DresdenGermanyN/ADresdenCardiology
N/AHerzzentrum LeipzigGermanyN/ALeipzigCardiology
N/AImmanuel Klinikum Bernau Herzzentrum BrandenburgGermanyN/ABernauCardiology
N/AKerckhoff-KlinikGermanyN/ABad NauheimCardiology
N/ASchüchtermann-KlinikGermanyN/ABad RothenfeldeCardiology
N/AUniversitäres Herzzentrum HamburgGermanyN/AHamburgCardiology2
N/AUniversitäts-Herzzentrum FreiburgGermanyN/AFreiburgCardiology
N/AKlinikum KarlsburgGermanyN/AKarlsburgCardiology & Diabetes
N/AAsklepios Klinik BirkenwerderGermanyN/ABirkenwerderOrthopedics
N/AAsklepios Klinikum Bad AbbachGermanyN/ABad AbbachOrthopedics
N/AAsklepios Orthopädische Klinik HohwaldGermanyN/ANeustadtOrthopedics
N/AAsklepios Orthopädische Klinik LindenloheGermanyN/ASchwandorfOrthopedics
N/ADiakonissenkrankenhaus Karlsruhe-RüppurrGermanyN/AKarlsruheOrthopedics
N/AHelios ENDO-Klinik HamburgGermanyN/AHamburgOrthopedics
N/AKlinik König-Ludwig-HausGermanyN/AWürzburgOrthopedics
N/AKliniken Dr. ErlerGermanyN/ANürnbergOrthopedics
N/ALubinus ClinicumGermanyN/AKielOrthopedics
N/AOberlinklinik Orthopädische FachklinikGermanyN/APotsdamOrthopedics
N/AOrthopädische Fachkliniken der Hessing StiftungGermanyN/AAugsburgOrthopedics
N/AOrthopädische Klinik MarkgröningenGermanyN/AMarkgröningenOrthopedics
N/AOrthopädisches Krankenhaus Schloss WerneckGermanyN/AWerneckOrthopedics
N/ARKU - Universitäts- und Rehabilitationskliniken UlmGermanyN/AUlmOrthopedics
N/ARoland KlinikGermanyN/ABremenOrthopedics
N/ASana Kliniken SommerfeldGermanyN/AKremmenOrthopedics
N/ASchön Klinik München HarlachingGermanyN/AMünchenOrthopedics3
N/ASchön Klinik VogtareuthGermanyN/AVogtareuthOrthopedics
N/ASt. Josef-Stift SendenhorstGermanyN/ASendenhorstOrthopedics
N/AVulpius KlinikGermanyN/ABad RappenauOrthopedics
N/AFabricius-Klinik RemscheidGermanyN/ARemscheidOrthopedics & Geriatrics
N/ABezirksklinikum RegensburgGermanyN/ARegensburgPsychiatry
N/AKlinikum Bamberg - Betriebsstätte am MichelsbergGermanyN/ABambergPsychiatry
N/ALWL-Universitätsklinikum BochumGermanyN/ABochumPsychiatry2
N/ASächsisches Krankenhaus GroßschweidnitzGermanyN/AGroßschweidnitzPsychiatry
N/AEvangelische Lungenklinik BerlinGermanyN/ABerlinPulmonology
N/AFachkliniken WangenGermanyN/AWangenPulmonology
N/AThoraxklinik HeidelbergGermanyN/AHeidelbergPulmonology
N/AVitos Klinikum Weil-Lahn - Standort WeilmünsterGermanyN/AWeilmünsterRehabilitation
N/ABerufsgenossenschaftliche UnfallklinikGermanyN/AFrankfurt am MainTraumatology
N/ABG Klinik LudwigshafenGermanyN/ALudwighafenTraumatology
N/ABG Klinik TübingenGermanyN/ATübingenTraumatology
N/ABG Klinikum HamburgGermanyN/AHamburgTraumatology
N/ABG Klinikum MurnauGermanyN/AMurnauTraumatology
N/ABG-Unfallklinik - Unfallkrankenhaus BerlinGermanyN/ABerlinTraumatology
N/AAsian Heart Institute And Research CenterIndiaN/AMumbaiCardiology
N/AFortis Escorts Heart InstituteIndiaN/ADelhiCardiology
N/APrashanth Fertility Research CentreIndiaN/AChennaiFertility
N/AAsian Institute Of GastroenterologyIndiaN/AHyderabadGastroenterology
N/AAsian Institute of Nephrology & UrologyIndiaN/AHyderabadNephrology & Urology
N/AApollo Speciality Cancer HospitalIndiaN/AChennaiOncology
N/AHCG Cancer CentreIndiaN/AAhmedabadOncology
N/ATata Memorial HospitalIndiaN/AMumbaiOncology
N/ASankara NethralayaIndiaN/AChennaiOphthalmology3
N/AKanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust HospitalIndiaN/AChennaiPediatrics
N/ANational Institute of Mental Health and Neuro SciencesIndiaN/ABengaluru UrbanPsychiatry
N/ACentro Cardiologico MonzinoItalyN/AMilanoCardiology
N/AFondazione Toscana "Gabriele Monasterio"ItalyN/APisaCardiology & Pulmonology2
N/APresidio Ospedaliero Gaetano Pini - ASST Gaetano Pini-CTOItalyN/AMilanoChronic diseases & Orthopedics
N/AIRCCS Materno Infantile Burlo GarofoloItalyN/ATriesteMaternity & Pediatrics
N/AFondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo BestaItalyN/AMilanoNeurology1,3
N/AIstituto delle Scienze Neurologiche BolognaItalyN/ABolognaNeurology
N/AIEO - Istituto Europeo di OncologiaItalyN/AMilanoOncology3
N/AIRCCS Istituto Oncologico VenetoItalyN/APadovaOncology2
N/AIstituto Nazionale dei TumoriItalyN/AMilanoOncology3
N/AIstituto Nazionale Tumori di Napoli - Fondazione G. PascaleItalyN/ANapoliOncology
N/AOspedale Oncologico Armando BusincoItalyN/ACagliariOncology
N/AIstituto Ortopedico Galeazzi - Gruppo San DonatoItalyN/AMilanoOrthopedics
N/AIstituto Ortopedico RizzoliItalyN/ABolognaOrthopedics
N/AIstituto Giannina GasliniItalyN/AGenovaPediatrics
N/AMeyer - Azienda Ospedaliero universitariaItalyN/AFirenzePediatrics
N/AOspedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù di RomaItalyN/ARomaPediatrics
N/AIRCSS San Raffaele PisanaItalyN/ARomaRehabilitation
N/ANational Cerebral and Cardiovascular CenterJapanN/ASuitaCardiology
N/ATokyo Women's Medical University HospitalJapanN/ATokyoGynecology 
N/ANational Cancer Center HospitalJapanN/ATokyoOncology
N/ASaitama Cancer CenterJapanN/ASaitamaOncology
N/AShizuoka Cancer CenterJapanN/ANagaizumiOncology
N/AThe Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCRJapanN/ATokyoOncology
N/ATokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical CenterJapanN/ATokyoPediatrics
N/AInstituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador ZubiránMexicoN/ACiudad de MéxicoInternal Medicin & Nutrition
N/AInstytut Centrum Zdrowia Matki PolkiPolandN/AŁódźMaternity & Pediatrics
N/AInstytut„Pomnik-Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka”PolandN/AWarszawaPediatrics
N/AKangdong Sacred Heart HospitalSouth KoreaN/ASeoulCardiology
N/AVHS Medical CenterSouth KoreaN/ASeoulMilitary2
N/AKorea Cancer Center Hospital - Korea Institute Of Radiological & Medical SciencesSouth KoreaN/ASeoulOncology3
N/ANational Cancer CenterSouth KoreaN/AGoyang CityOncology
N/AMerian Iselin KlinikSwitzerlandN/ABaselOrthopedics
N/ASchulthess KlinikSwitzerlandN/AZürichOrthopedics
N/AUniversitätsklinik BalgristSwitzerlandN/AZürichOrthopedics
N/ALiverpool Heart and Chest HospitalUnited KingdomN/ALiverpoolCardiology
N/AHarefield HospitalUnited KingdomN/AHarefieldCardiology & Pulmonology
N/ARoyal Brompton HospitalUnited KingdomN/ALondonCardiology & Pulmonology
N/ARoyal Papworth HospitalUnited KingdomN/ACambridgeCardiology & Pulmonology
N/ASt Mary's Hospital ManchesterUnited KingdomN/AManchesterGynecology & Maternity
N/AQueen Charlotte's & Chelsea HospitalUnited KingdomN/ALondonMaternity
N/ANational Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery - Queen SquareUnited KingdomN/ALondonNeurology
N/AChurchill HospitalUnited KingdomN/AOxfordOncology
N/AThe ChristieUnited KingdomN/AManchesterOncology3
N/AThe Royal Marsden Hospital - LondonUnited KingdomN/ALondonOncology
N/AThe Royal Marsden Hospital - SurreyUnited KingdomN/ASuttonOncology
N/AManchester Royal Eye HospitalUnited KingdomN/AManchesterOphthalmology
N/ANuffield Orthopaedic CentreUnited KingdomN/AOxfordOrthopedics
N/AThe Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - StanmoreUnited KingdomN/AStanmoreOrthopedics
N/AAlder Hey Children's HospitalUnited KingdomN/ALiverpoolPediatrics
N/ABirmingham Children's HospitalUnited KingdomN/ABirminghamPediatrics
N/AGreat Ormond Street HospitalUnited KingdomN/ALondonPediatrics
N/AArkansas Heart HospitalUnited StatesN/ALittle RockARCardiology
N/ABaylor Scott and White The Heart Hospital PlanoUnited StatesN/APlanoTXCardiology
N/AOklahoma Heart HospitalUnited StatesN/AOklahoma CityOKCardiology
N/ASt. Francis HospitalUnited StatesN/ARoslynNYCardiology
N/ASt. Vincent Heart Center of IndianaUnited StatesN/AIndianapolisINCardiology
N/AMD Anderson Cancer CenterUnited StatesN/AHoustonTXOncology1,2
N/AMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterUnited StatesN/ANew YorkNYOncology1,2
N/AWoman's HospitalUnited StatesN/ABaton RougeLAOncology
N/AHospital For Special SurgeryUnited StatesN/ANew YorkNYOrthopedics
N/ANew England Baptist HospitalUnited StatesN/ABostonMAOrthopedics
N/ABoston Children's HospitalUnited StatesN/ABostonMAPediatrics1,2
N/AChildren's Hospital Los AngelesUnited StatesN/ALos AngelesCAPediatrics1,2
N/AChildren's Hospital of PhiladelphiaUnited StatesN/APhiladelphiaPAPediatrics1,2
N/ACincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterUnited StatesN/ACincinnatiOHPediatrics1,2
N/ATexas Children's HospitalUnited StatesN/AHoustonTXPediatrics1,2
N/AUPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUnited StatesN/APittsburghPAPediatrics1,2

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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).