McLean Hospital Named #1 Hospital in America for Psychiatry for Second Consecutive Year

August 1, 2023

McLean Hospital, a member of Mass General Brigham and the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has been named the #1 hospital in the nation for psychiatric care by U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row, according to results released today in the 2023-2024 “Best Hospitals” rankings.

McLean has achieved the top ranking five times in the past 11 years in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings

This year marks the fifth time over the past 11 years McLean has ranked #1 in psychiatry in the nationwide rankings, which are determined by surveys of board-certified psychiatrists throughout the country. For the past 21 years, McLean has been the top-ranked freestanding psychiatric hospital featured in the survey.

McLean has more than 2,700 staff—each dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families who are affected by mental illness.

“We are thrilled that McLean’s service of patients and families was once again honored by U.S. News & World Report,” said McLean President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L. Rauch, MD.

“As we continue to recover and rebalance from COVID-19’s effects upon our workplace and workforce, our pursuit of ever-better care for our patients, cutting-edge discoveries in our labs, unique training opportunities for professionals and students, and advocacy around the globe for all of those affected by mental illness has never waned.”

Rauch continued, “As we celebrate McLean’s number one ranking and each member of our team, we can also take great pride in the incredible tradition of highest-quality psychiatric care across Mass General Brigham. As demand for mental health care increases across the state and around the world, the evidence-based treatment programs that we’ve established and continue to grow throughout our system are more vital than ever.”

U.S. News Best Hospitals 2023-2024

Mass General Brigham is honored to have five hospitals nationally recognized in U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals.”

Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital once again earned spots on the Honor Roll among the top hospitals in the country. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is ranked #1 in the nation for obstetrics and gynecology.

Three Mass General Brigham specialty hospitals—McLean Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation, and Mass Eye and Ear—were recognized for national excellence.

McLean Hospital was ranked #1 in the nation in psychiatry. Spaulding Rehabilitation is #2 in the nation for rehabilitation, and Mass Eye and Ear is ranked #4 for ophthalmology and #7 for otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat).

Earlier this year, Mass General Brigham launched For Every Patient, a systemwide unified quality strategy that seeks to achieve the best possible outcomes for every patient.

For Every Patient is a multi-year, evidence-based, data driven effort that will provide high-quality care that is effective, safe, personalized, and rooted in equity at every touchpoint, for every patient.

Find additional details about the U.S. News & World Report ranking system.

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