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Massachusetts Eye and Ear ranked #1

August 02, 2016
Media Contact:
Suzanne Day
Media Relations, Mass. Eye and Ear
617-573-3897
Suzanne_Day@meei.harvard.edu

For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Mass. Eye and Ear as the #1 hospital in the nation for ear, nose and throat care and #1 in New England for eye care.

Boston, Mass. —  Massachusetts Eye and Ear has been recognized as the no. 1 hospital in the nation for otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat care) for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in the 2016-2017 “Best Hospitals” issue.

An independent news organization, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Mass. Eye and Ear/Mass General Department of Otolaryngology first in the nation based on many factors, including quality of care, patient safety and national reputation among board-certified otolaryngologists. This is the second year in a row that Mass. Eye and Ear has held the #1 ranking for ear, nose and throat care.

“We’re grateful for the honor,” said D. Bradley Welling, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear and the Walter Augustus LeCompte Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School. “We’re also very aware that we still have work to do to make meaningful progress for our patients with deafness and other diseases of the head and neck.”

The Mass. Eye and Ear/Mass General Department of Ophthalmology is also ranked among the best in the nation, earning the no. 4 national ranking (no. 1 in New England) it has held for the past 17 years. The ophthalmology ranking is based solely on a reputational survey of board-certified ophthalmologists around the country.

“We’re very pleased that U.S. News & World Report has recognized our caregivers on a national scale,” said John Fernandez, President and CEO of Mass. Eye and Ear.  “Importantly, our clinical commitment to patients is strengthened by our robust research and training programs. Together, our physicians, scientists and staff work together to advance the care we provide to our patients.”

In 2009, Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General announced that Mass. Eye and Ear physicians would lead and staff the Departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at Mass General, which is why both hospitals are named in the ranking.


About Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Mass. Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Now united with Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass. Eye and Ear is the world's largest vision and hearing research center, developing new treatments and cures through discovery and innovation. Mass. Eye and Ear is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, through residency as well as clinical and research fellowships.  Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear employs full-time, board-certified physicians who offer high-quality and affordable specialty care that ranges from the routine to the very complex. In the 2016–2017 “Best Hospitals Survey,” U.S. News & World Report ranked Mass. Eye and Ear #1 in the nation for ear, nose and throat care and #1 in New England for eye care. For more information about life-changing care and research, or to learn how you can help, please visit MassEyeAndEar.org.