BWH Ranked in Top Ten of Nation’s Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report
08/07/2009

Boston, MA – Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has again earned high marks on the U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals, ranking tenth among the 21 hospitals on the list. 2009 marks the 17th consecutive year that Brigham and Women's Hospital has appeared on the Honor Roll.

Online PR News – 07-August-2009 – – “The Brigham’s presence on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll stands as symbol of our employee’s dedication to our mission,” said Gary L. Gottlieb, MD, MBA, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “This recognition is also a reflection of the talent and devotion of our entire community who embrace a commitment of delivering the best care possible to our patients and their families.”
BWH ranked first in kidney disease for the third consecutive year, while also earning the top ranking in gynecology for the second year in a row. Three other specialties also received top-ten rankings, cardiology (#6), rheumatology (#7) and endocrinology (#7). The hospital ranked among the top 20 in the nation for Cancer, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Respiratory Disorders, Orthopedics, and Urology and placed on the list for Geriatric Care, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Otolarynology (Ear, Nose and Throat).
U.S. News ranked hospitals in 16 specialties and analyzed data on 4,861 medical centers to produce this year’s rankings. Only 174 hospitals were ranked in one or more specialties and, of those, just 21 were of Honor Roll caliber.

About Brigham and Women's Hospital:-
Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a 777-bed nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a founding member of Partners HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery network. In July of 2008, the hospital opened the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, the most advanced center of its kind. BWH is committed to excellence in patient care with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery. The BWH medical preeminence dates back to 1832, and today that rich history in clinical care is coupled with its national leadership in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives and its dedication to educating and training the next generation of health care professionals. Through investigation and discovery conducted at its Biomedical Research Institute (BRI), BWH is an international leader in basic, clinical and translational research on human diseases, involving more than 860 physician-investigators and renowned biomedical scientists and faculty supported by more than $416 M in funding. BWH is also home to major landmark epidemiologic population studies, including the Nurses' and Physicians' Health Studies and the Women's Health Initiative. For more information about BWH, please visit http://www.brighamandwomens.org/