McLean Hospital Named One of America's Best Hospitals

Recognized as the country's top freestanding psychiatric hospital for 20th year

July 24, 2009

Adriana Bobinchock

Belmont, MA - McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is the U.S. News & World Report annual "best hospitals" survey, according to the annual America's Best Hospital's survey, conducted by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the 20th consecutive year that McLean has earned this notable achievement. McLean placed third among all psychiatric services nationwide.

"We are honored that our strong commitment to providing unsurpassed psychiatric clinical care, research and education has been recognized and that we have once again 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 198-year history. McLean offers major clinical programs that address a broad range of psychiatric illnesses, such as: depression; bipolar and psychotic disorders; mood and anxiety disorders; alcohol and drug abuse; dissociative disorders; Alzheimer's disease and other geriatric illnesses; and child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. Each program offers access to a full continuum of care, including inpatient care, acute and longer-term residential care, partial hospitalization, therapeutic and specialized schools and treatment-specific outpatient services. McLean's multidisciplinary team responds to each patient's situation with a commitment to individualized treatment that may include individual psychotherapy, group therapy, psychopharmacology and rehabilitation services.

McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric facility of Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare. For more information about McLean Hospital, visit

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