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Newsweek published its third annual list of the World’s Best Hospitals.

UW Medical Center ranked 22nd out of the the more than 300 hospitals honored from the United States and 95th out of hospitals globally.



The Newsweek Best Hospital rankings are completed in conjunction with Statistic Inc., a global data firm. The rankings are based on patient survey results, key medical performance indicators and recommendations from medical experts, including physicians and hospital managers.

World's Best Hospitals 2021

This is the third year that Newsweek has partnered with Statista Inc, the respected global data research firm, to reveal the World's Best Hospitals— and it may be our most important ranking yet.

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. The 2,000 hospitals named in this list—which covers 25 countries, including United StatesUnited KingdomGermany and Canada —stand out for their consistent excellence, including distinguished physicians, top-notch nursing care and state-of-the-art technology.

Of course we hope that we, and you, won't need to seek care or visit a friend or family member in any hospital this year. But if you do, this ranking of the World's Best Hospitals 2021 can help you feel confident as you make a critical choice about medical care.

Nancy Cooper
Newsweek Global Editor-in-Chief

View the US Rankings here