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August 8, 2017Press Release

US News & World Report ranks Mass. Eye and Ear Best in the Region for Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Care

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Mass. Eye and Ear has once again been ranked as a top hospital in the nation for its areas of expertise by U.S. News & World Report. 

Boston, Mass. — Massachusetts Eye and Ear has once again been named the best hospital in the region for otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat care) and ophthalmology (eye care) by U.S. News & World Report in the 2017-18 “Best Hospitals” issue.

On a national level, the Mass. Eye and Ear/Mass General Department of Otolaryngology earned the no. 2 ranking (no. 1 in New England). The otolaryngology ranking is based on many factors, including quality of care, patient safety and national reputation among board-certified otolaryngologists.

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 28 years. The ophthalmology ranking is based solely on a reputational survey of board-certified ophthalmologists around the country. 

“We are honored that U.S. News & World Report has consistently recognized us as the best hospital for our specialties for almost two decades now,” said John Fernandez, President and CEO of Mass. Eye and Ear. “We celebrate this with our exceptional staff, who provide outstanding care to our patients, many of whom travel to Mass. Eye and Ear from around the globe seeking the best care possible for complex conditions.”

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 2017–2018 “Best Hospitals Survey,” U.S. News & World Report ranked Mass. Eye and Ear #2 in the nation ear, nose and throat care and #4 for eye care. For more information about life-changing care and research, or to learn how you can help, please visit