Singapore General Hospital Awarded Third Best in the World by Newsweek
Newsweek magazine has ranked Singapore General Hospital (SGH) the third best hospital in the world, thanks to its clinical research and “outstanding nursing”.
SGH was recognised by Newsweek as a tertiary referral hospital which provided ancillary on-campus specialists centres. SGH was quoted as “providing affordable care for patients, leading patient-driven clinical research, and providing undergraduate to postgraduate education training for both students and medical professionals”.
SGH’s third-place ranking places it just behind the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic, two American hospitals. The hospital’s Chief Executive Officer stated that SGH has always had a long-standing tradition of improving patient outcomes, and described the hospital as being humbled to be recognised for their medical and nursing care by Newsweek.
The panel who weighed in on the decision of the top 10 best hospitals in the world was made Newsweek’s panel of doctors, medical professionals and administrators. Out of the four continents which were reviewed, four hospitals within the top 10 finalists were from the United States. Aside from SGH, only one other hospital in Asia made it into the list, which was the University of Tokyo Hospital that came in 8th place.
Newsweek’s Top 10 Hospitals
Newsweek’s top 10 hospitals which made the ranking were recognised for the following qualities:
- #1 –Mayo Clinic (United States) – The Mayo Clinic made it into the top spot because of its “non-profit peerless education arm and superb patient support” according to Newsweek.
- #2 – Cleveland Clinic (United States) – Recognised as the world’s first total facial transplant facility and being among the largest medical providers in the world.
- #3 – Singapore General Hospital (Singapore) – The second largest health system in the country and a hospital that serves one million patients annually.
- #4 – John Hopkins Hospital (United States) – Recognised for being a leader in neurosurgery and child psychiatry. The hospital’s Gender Identity Clinic was also the first in the country to successfully complete a male-to-female gender reassignment surgery.
- #5 – Charite (Germany) – Recognised for being on the cutting edge of biomedical innovation.
- #6 – Massachusetts General Hospital (United States) – Recognised as having the largest hospital-based research programmed with over 1,200 clinical trials conducted at any given time.
- #7 – Toronto General Hospital (Canada) – Recognised for being a leader in transplantation research and innovation. The hospital has accomplished many firsts, including the first triple organ transplant.
- #8 – University of Tokyo Hospital (Japan) – Recognised as the country’s vital medical hub and its advancement in both medical research and practice while simultaneously educating the top researchers and doctors in the country.
- #9 – Lausanne University Hospital (Switzerland) – Recognised for being chosen by the World Health Organisation to conduct the Ebola vaccine trials in 2014.
- #10 – Sheba Medical Centre (Israel) – Recognised for having more than 25% of all Israeli medical clinical research being conducted within its state-of-the-art facilities.