McLean Celebrates 19th Year as Nation’s #1 Freestanding Psychiatric Hospital

July 27, 2021

McLean Hospital is honored to announce that U.S News & World Report has ranked McLean #2 for psychiatry among all hospitals in the country, with Johns Hopkins coming in at #1 and Mass General Hospital at #3.

With this year’s results, McLean celebrates its 19th consecutive year as the #1 ranked freestanding psychiatric hospital in the country.

“With this stunning, consistently high performance over 19 consecutive years, one could say that this year is not different. However, as we know these past two years have been unparalleled in terms of the challenges and demands placed upon us by the COVID crisis,” said Scott L. Rauch, MD, president and psychiatrist in chief for McLean.

“Thus, more than ever, this is an especially meaningful recognition of our work, with each member of our hospital community contributing to positive patient outcomes, life-changing discoveries, unique training experiences, and important advocacy efforts that have a global impact.”

According to Rauch, as McLean strives to meet the needs of the people it serves, the hospital consistently seeks ways to be more efficient in all that it does, both as a freestanding psychiatric hospital and as part of an integrated healthcare system.

“With the advent of Mass General Brigham (MGB) System Behavioral & Mental Health (SBMH), McLean and the MGB system are better positioned than ever to achieve better access, outcomes, and patient experience than ever before,” he noted.

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“I am enthusiastic and feel energized at the prospect of our becoming even more effective in accomplishing our inspiring mission through our integrated MGB SBMH efforts,” said Rauch. “In this context, I would like to extend a congratulations to our colleagues across Mass General Brigham for all their outstanding hospital rankings and dedicated work towards our shared mission.”

For the 2021-2022 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”

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