McLean Named America’s #1 Hospital for Psychiatry 2013-2014 by U.S. News & World Report

July 16, 2013

McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is America’s best hospital for psychiatric care, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual “best hospitals” survey results released today. A complete list of the 2013 rankings is available online at

“Today’s announcement by U.S. News & World Report underscores the importance of McLean’s mission to improve the lives of people and families who are affected by psychiatric illness. These results shine the national spotlight on the McLean Hospital community and the work done each and every day across our seven campuses,” said McLean Hospital President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L. Rauch, MD. “With the national dialogue focused on mental health parity and reform, including the White House effort to enhance awareness and understanding of these illnesses, McLean is proud to be a leader and partner in advancing psychiatric clinical care, research and education.”

The core mission of Best Hospitals is to help guide patients who need an especially high level of care because of a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. U.S. News analyzed data on 4,806 medical centers to produce this year’s national rankings. Only 147 hospitals were ranked in one or more specialties and, of those, just 18 earned Honor Roll status.

Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, committed to providing a full range of high quality, cost-effective, mental health services to our patients, their families and the larger community. The Hospital is dedicated to training mental health professionals, to supporting basic and clinical research to understand the causes of mental illnesses and to developing effective new means for their prevention and treatment.

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