Top 10: Best Hospitals in the World

The 2024 Newsweek list of top hospitals worldwide lists the following hospitals as hitting the heights of excellence in patient treatments and outcomes

Every year, Newsweek releases its list of the world's best hospitals 2024, which it compiles in association with data-gathering specialist, Statista,

The following are the world’s best 10 hospitals. These healthcare organisations, says Newsweek, "share a commitment to achieving excellence regarding patient treatments and results". The US has more hospitals in the list than any other nation.


01: Mayo Clinic

Country: US
Established in 1889 by the Mayo brothers, the Mayo Clinic has evolved into a premier medical institution. It is known worldwide for top-quality care and cutting-edge research, and has campuses in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota. Its clinical specialties include cardiology, oncology, and neurology, and it conducts pioneering research, particularly in genomics and regenerative medicine. It is also a leading training hospital, attracting medical professionals globally.

02: Cleveland Clinic 

Country: US
The Cleveland Clinic is a leading medical centre, and is famed for its expertise in cardiology, orthopaedics and digestive disorders. Founded in 1921, its research programmes focus on heart disease and neurological disorders. It has over 5 million patient visits annually, and performs an estimated 228,000 surgical procedures, as well as overseeing around 9,500 clinical trials.

03. Toronto General - University Health Network

Country: Canada
Toronto General was founded in 1819, and specialises in cardiology, organ transplantation, and critical care. Its research focuses on genomics and regenerative medicine. Notable clinical trials include those in cancer immunotherapy. It offers medical, nursing, and allied health professional training. It performs over 20,000 procedures annually, treats over 1 million patients, and conducts around 300 clinical trials per year.

04: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Country: US (Baltimore)
Based in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins Hospital has a rich history of medical breakthroughs, dating back to 1889. It is known for its excellence in cardiology, neurology and oncology. Notable research programmes focus on areas such as immunotherapy and precision medicine. It conducts numerous clinical trials annually and is also a premier training hospital. Every year John Hopkins performs around 40,000 surgeries and treats over 2 million patients.

05. Massachusetts General Hospital

Country: US (Boston)
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston was established in 1811 and boasts a rich history of medical breakthroughs. Key research programmes include cancer immunotherapy and genetics. Its specialties include oncology, neurology and psychiatry. It performs approximately 48,000 surgeries each year and runs around 2,500 clinical trials annually.

06. Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Country: Germany
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin was founded n 1710. Its specialties include neurology, oncology and infectious diseases, while on the research side its focus is on precision medicine and biomedical engineering. Clinical trials include those in rare diseases, and it also offers medical, nursing, and allied health-professional training. It performs an estimated 60,000 procedures annually, treats over 900,000 patients and conducts around 400 clinical trials per year.

07. Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset

Country: Sweden (Stockholm)
Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, founded in 1940, is a well-established training hospital, offers medical and nursing training. It conducts around 300 clinical trials a year, and every year treats roughly 1.5 million patients and performs 70,000 procedures. Its research programmes focus on cancer treatment and stem cell therapy. It specialises in neurology, cardiology, and orthopaedics.

08. Hôpital Universitaire Pitié Salpêtrière

Country: France (Paris)
Hôpital Universitaire Pitié Salpêtrière offers medical, nursing, and allied health professional training. It is rated highly by French health authorities, with accreditation for its quality of care and patient outcomes. It conducts around 200 clinical trials per year. It treats over 1 million patients annually and performs 60,000 procedures. Its research programmes focus on neuroscience, psychiatry, and rehabilitation. It was founded in 1613. 

09. Sheba Medical Center

Country: Israel (Ramat Gan)
Sheba Medical Center, founded in 1948, offers medical, nursing, and allied health professional training. It is highly rated by the Israeli Ministry of Health, which commends its standards of care and patient outcomes. Every year it: conducts around 300 clinical trials; treats over 1.5 million patients; and performs an estimated 90,000 procedures. Its research programmes focus on cancer treatment, genetics and regenerative medicine.

10. Universitätsspital Zürich

Country: Switzerland (Zürich)
Founded in 1204, Universitätsspital Zürich specialises in neurology, cardiology, and oncology. It conducts research programmes in genetics, precision medicine, and infectious diseases. It is highly rated by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. Universitätsspital is a noted training hospital and each year treats over 500,000 patients, performs 60,000 procedures and runs 200 clinical trials 

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