Since the novel Coronavirus pandemic has swept over the world, both public and private health systems of each and every country have come under great scrutiny. In addition to the immediate burden caused by the pandemic, hospitals have become the focus of the world’s population: people have expressed concerns regarding the quality of hospital management, patient care and their overall preparedness.
This trend hasn’t gone unnoticed by Forbes Spain, which, based on the reliable indexes compiled by Newsweek, Webometric and others, along with the international health expert opinions, taking into account the degree of adherence to the Berlin Principles and academic engagements, compiled the list of top twenty hospitals in the world, offered below unaltered.
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Mayo Clinic is one of the most famous and most frequently mentioned multidisciplinary hospitals in the world, where one can meet specialists in various fields, including those who deal with the most unusual and rare diseases with the help of high-tech equipment.
For reference, the clinic, employing 63,000 people, earned $ 13.9 billion in 2020.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
In addition to local patients, specialists in various fields at the Johns Hopkins Hospital serve international patients from more than 35 countries. This university clinic occupies twenty of the total sixty buildings on the University Medical Campus.
For reference, the hospital, founded by philanthropist Johns Hopkins in 1889, has been a symbol of the novel coronavirus pandemic since 2019: it pioneered the Covid-19 confirmed cases registration portal, which is now used as a reliable source worldwide.
Singapore General Hospital
Located in Singapore, this hospital is a kind of medical centre for the countries of Southeast Asia. This hospital is technologically one of the most advanced in the world: each year robots carry out most of the surgeries performed in the world. However, in addition to medical services, robots also look after patients and perform ad hoc administrative duties.
Karolinska University Hospital
Located in Stockholm, this hospital is mostly focused on biomedical research and scientific work in general, which is not at all unexpected: the hospital works closely with the Karolinska Institute, which annually awards the Nobel Prize in the fields of Physiology or Medicine.
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
This multidisciplinary hospital in Cleveland is famous for both medical and academic activities, although recently it has become a world centre of paediatrics. In recent years, a number of infant cardiology procedures have been introduced in this very clinic, which was later implemented in other clinics around the world.
For reference, the Cleveland Clinic was the first American hospital to perform coronary artery bypass grafting and facial transplants.
Toronto General Hospital
Located in Toronto, this hospital is one of the world’s leading medical institutions for organ transplants with more than 700 transplants performed each year.
Lausanne University Hospital
Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, this hospital is a world leader in the treatment of psychiatric and psychosomatic illnesses and academic works produced on these topics.
Md Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, USA
Located in Houston, this hospital is a leading oncology centre in the United States that specializes in both screening and combating cancer cells. For reference, proton therapy to fight lung cancer was introduced in this very hospital.
Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital
Located in Paris, this public university clinic is one of the largest medical facilities in Europe, dating back to the 17th century. The hospital is distinguished by two leading directions: it is one of the leading in the world both in terms of detecting and combating HIV, as well as in the treatment of diseases related to neurological and mental health. Sigmund Freud and Jean-Martin Charcot worked at this very university hospital in Paris for several years.
Heidelberg University Hospital
The University Hospital of Heidelberg is Germany’s leading medical institution, partly due to the growing demand for doctors employed there: in addition to practising medicine, the doctors employed also engage in active research. More than 700 thousand patients are treated at Heidelberg University Hospital every year.
Mount Sinai Hospital
Located in Toronto, this hospital is renowned for the efficiency of emergency medical care management: from the moment a patient is admitted, they are treated by medical staff with various backgrounds, who deal with the problem with the complex approach, enabling the control of every acute case in real-time.
Jiménez Diaz Foundation University Hospital
The Jiménez Diaz Foundation University Hospital located in Madrid is one of the best medical facilities in the world in terms of hospitality. Over the years, the hospital has been a leader in various patient satisfaction surveys and has won the prestigious Management Award of EFQM 5 Star 650+.
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Reading, United Kingdom
Like the Jiménez Diaz Hospital, this historic hospital in Reading is known for its effective treatment of patients. The hospital has one of the most distinguished labour rooms in the United Kingdom: in addition to the fact that more than 6,000 children are born there each year, it often also provides medical care to members of the royal family. In 1982, the wife of the second heir to the British throne, Prince William, Duchess Kate Middleton, was born in the maternity ward of Royal Berkshire.
Located in Paris, this hospital is one of the leading oncology facilities in Europe, where, in addition to practising medicine, great importance is attached to scientific research: the clinic is at the reins of the study of the use of radiotherapy against cancer cells. The hospital is named after a two-time Nobel Prize winner and a pioneer in science and radiation research Marie Skłodowska Curie.
Oslo University Hospital
Oslo University Hospital is famous for its fight against bone marrow cancer. Methods used to treat this type of cancer developed at the hospital are used successfully worldwide. The University Clinic of Oslo is the first in terms of staff not just in Norway but also in Europe as it employs over 24 thousand people.
Asan Medical Center
Seoul, South Korea
Located in Seoul, a sort of the medical centre of South Korea, this hospital is known for fighting diseases of the cardiovascular system, as well as its pediatric and surgical treatments. It is the world’s leading medical institution in terms of both bariatric and orthopaedic surgery.
Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital
São Paulo, Brazil
Located in Brazil’s largest city, this hospital is South America’s leading medical facility for cardiology, neurology and surgery. In 1999, the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital became the first international medical facility to receive accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI).
Luke’s International Hospital
Located in Japan, this hospital is famous for both oncology and remote medicine. Each year the specialists of the St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo provide most of the remote consultations to other hospitals as well as doctors. The hospital was founded by American missionaries as early as 1902.
University College London Hospital
London, United Kingdom
Located in London, this hospital is one of the best educational and medical institutions in the world, where thousands of doctors visit every year to advance their academic qualifications and gain relevant practical experience. The hospital was established on the basis of one of the world’s leading universities, UCL.
The Royal Children’s Hospital
Located in Melbourne, this hospital is the world’s leading pediatric medical facility specializing in the screening and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
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