McLean Earns High Marks in Annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Survey

July 27, 2007

Adriana Bobinchock
Public Affairs

Belmont, MA - McLean Hospital once again has earned top honors in the U.S. News & World Report annual "best hospitals" survey, ranking third among the nation's top 10 psychiatric services and first among all freestanding psychiatric hospitals.

"With its longstanding reputation for unsurpassed clinical care, research and education, it is no surprise to have McLean recognized for the 18th year as the nation's most highly regarded freestanding psychiatric hospital," said Scott Rauch, MD, president and psychiatrist in chief for McLean. "This outstanding achievement is a true credit to the hard work and dedication of our employees and I am proud of the work we do each and everyday."

One of the largest providers of mental health services in New England, McLean is serving more patients than at any other time in its 196-year history. In 2006, the hospital had more than 5,604 inpatient admissions and 313,263 outpatient and partial hospital visits.

Other Partners affiliated hospitals also earned high marks from the magazine. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) ranked fifth overall nationally among all hospitals and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) ranked 10th. MGH was among the top 10 hospitals in the country in 11 specialties, including psychiatry, cancer, cardiology, endocrinology, digestive disorders, geriatrics, neurology/neurosurgery, kidney disease, orthopedics, respiratory disease and rheumatology.

BWH ranked in the top 10 hospitals in the country in six categories, including kidney disease, cardiology, endocrinology, digestive disorders, gynecology and rheumatology.

Spaulding placed eighth in rehabilitation and was again the only New England rehabilitation hospital making the list. In addition, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, with which Partners formed Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, ranked fifth nationally in cancer, while the MGH Cancer Center ranked 10th.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks McLean Hospital the nation's top psychiatric hospital. McLean is an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of Partners HealthCare.

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