Two Boston hospitals ranked among US News top 20

Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both in Boston, cracked the top 20 in U.S. News and World Report’s latest ranking of the best hospitals in America, with MGH coming in at number four.

The rankings released Tuesday slotted MGH behind only the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Cleveland Clinic, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Brigham and Women’s ranked 20th on the magazine’s “Honor Roll” list, which takes into account specialty rankings and procedure and condition ratings.

The magazine also ranked hospitals by state. Bay State Medical Center in Springfield and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston tied for third in Massachusetts, and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Tufts Medical Center in Boston and UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester tied for fifth. “Access to a wide range of highly ranked specialties at Mass General, Brigham and Women’s and the many other excellent academic medical centers in Boston improve the quality of life for patients and families everywhere – locally, nationally, and from around the globe,” said David Torchiana, the president and CEO of Partners HealthCare, which operates both MGH and Brigham and Women’s.

A number of Massachusetts hospitals also fared well in the U.S. News specialty rankings. The Dana Farber Cancer Center at Brigham and Women’s was the fourth-ranked cancer center for adults in the country, and McLean Hospital in Belmont ranked number one in the nation for psychiatry. Spaulding Rehabilitation ranked second for rehabilitation, and Mass. Eye and Ear ranked fourth for ophthalmology and sixth for ear, nose and throat care.

- Matt Murphy/SHNS