For the list, Newsweek partnered with Statista to analyze data on 2,400 hospitals across 30 countries. Newsweek analyzed and scored each hospital based on four data sources:

  • An online survey of more than 85,000 medical experts in 30 countries who were asked to recommend hospitals in their own country as well as other countries, excluding their own employer
  • Patient satisfaction data from publicly available patient surveys
  • Hospital quality metrics
  • The Patient Report Outcome Measures (PROMs) implementation survey — a standardized questionnaire completed by patients to assess their experience and results

The top 10 hospitals in the world

According to Newsweek, the top 10 hospitals worldwide are:

1. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

2. Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH)

3. Toronto General – University Health Network (Toronto, Canada)

4. The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD)

5. Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA)

6. Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

7. Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset (Stockholm, Sweden)

8. AP-HP – Hôpital Universitaire Pitié Salpêtrière (Paris, France)

9. Sheba Medical Center (Ramat Gan, Israel)

10. Universitätsspital Zürich (Zurich, Switzerland)

Other U.S. hospitals included in Newsweek‘s top 250 hospitals worldwide were:

12. UCLA Health – Ronald Reagan Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)

16. Stanford Health Care – Stanford Hospital (Stanford, CA)

19. Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA)

20. The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY)

31. Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL)

37. University of Michigan Hospitals – Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor, MI)

41. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)

49. UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco, CA)

51. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – Penn Presbyterian (Philadelphia, PA)

55. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia and Cornell (New York, NY)

60. Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)

68. Duke University Hospital (Durham, NC)

78. Mayo Clinic – Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ)

89. NYU Langone Hospitals (New York, NY)

93. Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX)

98. Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL)

105. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN)

109. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA)

122. University of Chicago Medical Center (Chicago, IL)

125. UCLA Health – Santa Monica Medical Center (Santa Monica, CA)

137. Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health (San Diego, CA)

141. University of Wisconsin Hospitals (Madison, WI)

146. Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis, MO)

154. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (Cleveland, OH)

159. Emory University Hospital (Atlanta, GA)

169. University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle, WA)

175. University of California – Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA)

182. Yale New Haven Hospital (New Haven, CT)

193. University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora, CO)

204. University of Utah Hospital (Salt Lake City, UT)

213. Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (La Jolla, CA)

220. Keck Hospital of USC (Los Angeles, CA)

228. University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City, KS)

232. Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital (Cleveland, OH)

236. University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)

240. Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle, WA)

242. Tufts Medical Center (Boston, MA)

243. UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX)

247. Torrance Memorial Medical Center (Torrance, CA)

(Newsweek “The World’s Best Hospitals 2024” list, 2/28; Newsweek, 2/28)