BWH Ranked in Top Ten of Nation's Hospitals by US News and World Report

Boston, Massachusetts (PressExposure) August 11, 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 system. 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. In July 2008, the hospital opened the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, the most advanced center of its kind. Through investigation and discovery conducted at its Biomedical Research Institute (BRI), BWH is an international leader in basic, clinical and translational research on a diversity of human diseases and is at the forefront of personalized medicine. BWH has approximately 900 scientific investigators and more than $450 million in research support, more than 50 percent of which comes from the NIH. BWH is also home to major landmark population studies, including the Nurses' and Physicians' Health Studies and the Women's Health Initiative, which have provided important information on diet and lifestyle risk factors for common chronic diseases. For more information about BWH, please visit Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Press Release Submitted On: August 10, 2009 at 7:42 am
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