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July 28, 2020Press Release

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Once Again Ranked as a Top Hospital for Patient Care in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

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mass eye and ear building exterior with u.s. news badgesBoston, Mass. — Massachusetts Eye and Ear has been recognized as the no. 1 hospital in New England for ophthalmology (eye care) and otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat care) by U.S. News & World Report in the 2020-2021 “Best Hospitals” issue. This continues a streak of 30 years as the top-ranked hospital in New England for these two medical specialties since the rankings’ inception in 1990.

In the national rankings, the Mass Eye and Ear/Mass General Department of Ophthalmology earned the no. 4 national ranking (no. 1 in New England). The ophthalmology ranking is based solely on a reputational survey of board-certified ophthalmologists around the country.

The Mass Eye and Ear/Mass General Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery earned the no. 6 ranking for U.S. programs.

The otolaryngology ranking is based on many factors, including quality of care, patient safety and national reputation among board-certified otolaryngologists.

“We share in the excitement of this great achievement with all of our staff, who we can’t thank enough for helping us earn this tremendous honor,” said John Fernandez, President of Mass Eye and Ear. “We should all take great pride in these honors, as they demonstrate the outstanding care we strive to deliver to our patients, and commitment to cutting edge medical research advances, and training future generations of talented care providers.”

In 2009, Mass Eye and Ear and Mass General announced that Mass Eye and Ear physicians would lead and staff the Departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at Mass General, which is why both hospitals are named in the ranking.

About Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, founded in 1824, is an international center for treatment and research and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. A member of Mass General Brigham, Mass Eye and Ear specializes in ophthalmology (eye care) and otolaryngology–head and neck surgery (ear, nose and throat care). Mass Eye and Ear clinicians provide care ranging from the routine to the very complex. Also home to the world's largest community of hearing and vision researchers, Mass Eye and Ear scientists are driven by a mission to discover the basic biology underlying conditions affecting the eyes, ears, nose, throat, head and neck and to develop new treatments and cures. In the 2020–2021 “Best Hospitals Survey,” U.S. News & World Report ranked Mass Eye and Ear #4 in the nation for eye care and #6 for ear, nose and throat care. For more information about life-changing care and research at Mass Eye and Ear, visit our blog, Focus, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.