DOVER, N.H. – Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has been named among the best hospitals in the United States for the third straight year, according to Newsweek’s 2023 “World’s Best Hospitals” rankings published today.
Wentworth-Douglass was ranked 189th of the 414 American hospitals rated on the publication’s US-based list – it’s highest ranking ever. The hospital was ranked 191st in 2022, 217th in 2021, 196th in 2020. The only other Seacoast hospital on the list is Portsmouth Regional at #414.
“It’s very humbling to once again be ranked by Newsweek – especially in the Top 200 once again,” said Jeff Hughes, President and COO of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. “All our rankings and awards are a testament to our employees and their unwavering commitment to our patients and our community. I couldn’t be more proud that they are receiving this national recognition.”
The publication also noted that Wentworth-Douglass performed “above average” in its infection prevention measures.
The rankings, which debuted in 2019, were compiled by market and consumer data company Statista. In the 2023 edition, 28 countries and over 2,300 hospitals are featured in total, the most extensive and international edition to date. Every hospital in each country was rated by a score, which is based on four data sources: recommendations from medical experts (doctors, hospitals managers, health care professionals), patient satisfaction data, hospital quality metrics, and Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) implementation surveys.
“The world's best hospitals consistently attract the best people and provide the best outcomes for patients as well as the most important new therapies and research. Of all the hospitals in the world, relatively few can do all those things year in and year out. The best belong to a very exclusive club,” said Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief of Newsweek on the publication’s website.
“The goal of this study is to provide a data-based comparison of hospital reputation and performance across countries. We hope this will be useful to patients and families seeking the best care for themselves and loved ones, as well as to hospitals as they benchmark themselves against their peers.”
You can see the full rankings online: https://www.newsweek.com/rankings/worlds-best-hospitals-2023