Israel’s Sheba Medical Center at the Tel Hashomer Hospital has been named among the 10 best hospitals in the world by Newsweek magazine for the third year in a row. The medical center, located right outside Tel Aviv, came in 10th this year out of 200 hospitals in the global list, moving down one slot from 2020.
Newsweek worked with global market research and consumer data firm Statista Inc to rank the hospitals, and, this year, named the best hospitals in six medical fields across the world (cardiology, oncology endocrinology, neurology, gastroenterology, and orthopedics).
Each list included a ranking of the 50 best global hospitals, while ranks 51 to 100/200 were sorted alphabetically. The rankings were based solely on peer recommendations for specific areas of expertise from a global survey of medical professionals, Newsweek said.
A total of 2,000 hospitals from 25 countries were ranked in the Newsweek list. “As the events of 2020 made clear, our lives and those of our loved ones may rest on the kind of health care we have access to,” wrote Nancy Cooper, Global Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek.
Sheba came in 10th in the overall listing, scoring the highest for an Israeli hospital. The Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv ranked in the 101-200 range.
The top spot in the global list went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, followed by the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Toronto General – University Health Network in Toronto, and the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Newsweek also had regional lists, including for Israel, where, after Sheba, the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center came in second, followed by Rambam Hospital, the Rabin Medical Center, and Hadassah Ein Kerem in the top five.
Sheba’s director-general, Professor Yitzhak Kreiss, said in a statement that the ranking, for the third consecutive year, “underscores Israel’s image as a small country with world-class medicine and what we call, ‘Sheba Global Impact.’”
“This honor is also a testament to our dedicated staff, which has worked tirelessly to utilize cutting-edge medical treatments, treating patients from all walks of life during these challenging times, offering hope without boundaries,” he added.
Sheba is located on a 200-acre campus and is home to 11 of Israel’s national health centers, four hospitals, two institutes (Heart and Cancer), expansive research laboratories, 159 medical departments and clinics, as well as diverse educational facilities.
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