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September 16, 2022

The world's best specialized and smart hospitals, according to Newsweek

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    Newsweek recently released its "World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2023" and "World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023" rankings, with eight Advisory Board members taking top spots in several categories.

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    Methodology

    To create its "World's Best Specialized Hospitals" list, Newsweek and Statista surveyed over 40,000 medical professionals in more than 20 countries about hospitals in 11 different specialties, including:

    • Cardiology
    • Cardiac surgery
    • Oncology
    • Endocrinology
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Orthopedics
    • Gastroenterology
    • Pulmonology
    • Pediatrics
    • Urology (new this year)

    Survey recommendations made up 92.5% of a hospital's score, while accreditations/certifications made up 5%, and surveys of patient reported outcome measures made up 2.5%. Overall, Newsweek ranked the top 300 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, the top 200 hospitals for pediatrics, the top 150 hospitals for cardiac surgery and endocrinology, and the top 125 hospitals for each remaining specialty.

    For its "World's Best Smart Hospitals" list, Newsweek and Statista conducted an international survey of hospital managers and health care professionals who were knowledgeable of smart hospitals, as well as an international survey of a hospital's implementation and use of digital technology, which was validated by chief digital/information officers or senior management.

    The digital technologies considered in the surveys include:

    • Electronic functionalities
    • Telemedicine
    • Digital imaging
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Robotics

    Every nominated hospital was reviewed through a quality assurance process via desk review. Hospitals were scored based on their national recommendations (45%), international recommendations (50%), and the international hospital survey (5%). Newsweek ranked the top 300 smart hospitals from 28 different countries.

    The top specialized and smart hospitals in the world

    Here are the top 3 hospitals in the world for each specialty, according to Newsweek:

    Cardiology

    1. Cleveland Clinic* (United States)
    2. Mayo Clinic-Rochester* (United States)
    3. Massachusetts General Hospital* (United States)

      Cardiac surgery

    4. Cleveland Clinic* (United States)
    5. Mayo Clinic-Rochester* (United States)
    6. Massachusetts General Hospital* (United States)

    Oncology

    1. MD Anderson Cancer Center* (United States)
    2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center* (United States)
    3. Institut Gustave Roussy (France)

    Endocrinology

    1. Mayo Clinic-Rochester* (United States)
    2. Massachusetts General Hospital* (United States)
    3. Asan Medical Center (South Korea)

    Neurology

    1. Mayo Clinic-Rochester* (United States)
    2. Massachusetts General Hospital* (United States)
    3. National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery-Queen Square* (United Kingdom)

    Neurosurgery

    1. Mayo Clinic-Rochester* (United States)
    2. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell* (United States)
    3. National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery-Queen Square* (United Kingdom)

    Orthopedics

    1. Hospital for Special Surgery (United States)
    2. Mayo Clinic-Rochester* (United States)
    3. The Johns Hopkins Hospital (United States)

    Gastroenterology

    1. Mayo Clinic-Rochester* (United States)
    2. Massachusetts General Hospital* (United States)
    3. Cleveland Clinic* (United States)

    Pulmonology

    1. Mayo Clinic-Rochester* (United States)
    2. Cleveland Clinic* (United States)
    3. Massachusetts General Hospital* (United States)

    Pediatrics

    1. Boston Children's Hospital (United States)
    2. Hospital for Sick Children* (Canada)
    3. Great Ormond Street Hospital (United Kingdom)

    Urology

    1. Mayo Clinic-Rochester* (United States)
    2. Cleveland Clinic* (United States)
    3. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center* (United States)

    * denotes an Advisory Board member

    See the full rankings for the top specialized hospitals here.

    Here are the top 3 smart hospitals in the world, according to Newsweek:

    1. Mayo Clinic-Rochester* (United States)
    2. Massachusetts General Hospital* (United States)
    3. The Johns Hopkins Hospital (United States)

    * denotes an Advisory Board member

    See the full rankings for the top smart hospitals here.

    (Newsweek "World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2023" list, accessed 9/15; Newsweek "World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023" list, accessed 9/15)

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