McLean Hospital Named One of America's Best Hospitals

July 15, 2008

Adriana Bobinchock

Belmont, MA - For the 19th consecutive year, McLean Hospital has earned high honors in the U.S. News & World Report annual America's Best Hospital's survey. McLean, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, once again was named the country's top ranked freestanding psychiatric hospital and it placed fourth among all psychiatric services nationwide, according to the magazine's highly influential report available on newsstands now.

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"We are honored that our strong commitment to providing unsurpassed psychiatric clinical care, research and education has been recognized and that we have earned a coveted spot on the U.S. News list as one of America's best hospitals," said Scott L. Rauch, MD, president and psychiatrist in chief for McLean.

One of the largest providers of mental health services in New England, McLean is serving more patients than at any other time in its 197-year history. In 2007, the hospital had more than 5,426 inpatient admissions and 238,940 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 eighth. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital placed seventh 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 seventh.

"This type of recognition is a fitting tribute to the excellent care that each and every one of our physicians, nurses and other clinical staff provide," said Partners President and CEO James J. Mongan, MD. "We thank them for their commitment to high quality, compassionate care and congratulate them yet again on this tremendous achievement."

McLean is the largest psychiatric teaching facility of Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of MGH and a member of Partners HealthCare.

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