McLean Tops Annual Best Hospitals List for 2019-2020

July 30, 2019

According to the U.S. News & World Report annual “best hospitals” survey, McLean Hospital is ranked second overall in the nation for psychiatry. This makes McLean America’s best freestanding psychiatric hospital for the 17th consecutive year. A complete list of the 2019 rankings is available online at

“We are honored to be ranked among the top services for psychiatric care in the country, but while it is gratifying to earn this accolade, our greatest achievements happen each day across our campuses as we partner with our patients, their families, and their community-based providers,” said McLean President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L. Rauch, MD. “Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than knowing that the work we do directly contributes to improving the lives of those affected by psychiatric illness.”

“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to health care consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families, and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions, and specialties.”

Staff and patients in group therapy at the OCDI
McLean is proud to be ranked among the best hospitals in psychiatry

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures. These measures include risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness including substance use disorders, dedicated to providing a full range of high-quality, cost-effective, mental health services to our patients, their families, and the larger community. McLean is committed 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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