Mass. Eye and Ear Ranked Among “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report

July 19, 2011

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Boston (July 19, 2011) — Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary ranks in the top five hospitals in the nation for both of its specialties in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report magazine’s “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Mass. Eye and Ear ranked number four in Ophthalmology and number two in ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat). Both rankings have held steady for the past two years.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the hospital in the top five in one or both of its specialties since the magazine began publishing its annual survey of hospitals in 1990. This year’s top hospitals were chosen from hospitals across the country. Mass. Eye and Ear is one of only 140 hospitals nationwide which ranked high enough to be considered for the magazine’s top-ranked hospitals. The magazine ranks the 50 highest scoring hospitals.

“Mass. Eye and Ear physicians, nurses and staff provide high quality, world-class specialty care every day. It's gratifying to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report for this care,” said Mass. Eye and Ear President and CEO John Fernandez.

U.S. News & World Report
conducts the “America’s Best Hospitals” survey in collaboration with RTI International in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Founded in 1824, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an independent specialty hospital providing patient care for disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Mass. Eye and Ear physicians also lead and staff the Mass General Departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.