Newsweek has ranked Cleveland Clinic the No. 2 hospital in the world,
as part of its World’s Best Hospitals 2020 analysis published March 6,
2020. “For 99 years, we have striven to fulfill the mission our founders set out for us — to provide better care of the sick, investigate their problems and further educate those who serve,” said Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D. “It is our ethical obligation to serve as many patients as possible, because we know every person could benefit from the quality of care we provide.”
In its list of the “Top 10 Hospitals In the World,” Newsweek said of Cleveland Clinic’s No. 2 ranking: “Cleveland Clinic has always made patient care its centerpiece, and it takes to heart its motto: `Care for the patient as if they are your own family.’ Historically, Cleveland has also been known for medical breakthroughs and organ transplants, including the first face transplant in the United States. In 2019, it broke its own organ transplant records—897, up 3 percent from the year before—including the world’s first single-port robotic kidney transplant, which allows for a single small incision and limits the need for postoperative opioids for pain relief.”
According to Newsweek, its rankings are based on three broad
Recommendations from more than 70,000 medical experts –
doctors, hospitals managers, and healthcare professionals – who
were invited to participate in an online survey.
Key hospital performance indicators, including mortality rates,
patient safety, readmission rates, staffing levels, efficient use of
medical imaging and effectiveness and timeliness of care.
Patient satisfaction data, including general satisfaction with a
hospital, recommendation of a hospital, satisfaction with medical
care, and satisfaction with service and organization.
The Newsweek rankings include 21 countries: United States, Canada,
Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, Thailand, Australia and Brazil. In addition to the Newsweek rankings, Cleveland Clinic has been highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for nearly three decades. The 2019-2020 U.S. News rankings marked the 25th consecutive year that Cleveland Clinic was ranked No. 1 for heart care, while also being the 21 st consecutive year that Cleveland Clinic ranked as one of the nation’s Top 5 hospitals.