Mass. Eye and Ear Ranked a Top Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

July 17, 2012

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Boston (July 17, 2012) — Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary ranks in the top five hospitals in the nation for both of its specialties in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report magazine’s “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Mass. Eye and Ear ranked number three in ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) and number four in Ophthalmology.

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 148 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 for this care,” said Mass. Eye and Ear President and CEO John Fernandez.

About Mass. 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. After uniting with Schepens Eye Research Institute in 2011, Mass. Eye and Ear in Boston became the world's largest vision and hearing research center, offering hope and healing to patients everywhere 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. For more information about life-changing care and research, or to learn how you can help, please visit