NSMC News Releases

For Fifth Straight Year, North Shore Medical Center Named Among the Best in Boston by U.S. News and World Report

Salem, Mass. (August 2, 2016) – For the fifth year in a row, North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) has been ranked one of the Best Hospitals in the Boston Metro Area and in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report.



“Recognition like this provides our employees, physicians, patients and their families across the state and region with additional assurances that patients consistently receive extraordinary care at North Shore Medical Center,” said Robert G. Norton, president of NSMC. “This is a wonderful honor and accomplishment for our entire NSMC family, who live the mission, vision and values at NSMC, and embody a true passion for healing.”


In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that perform best in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions. In addition to top regional honors, NSMC is also being recognized as a high-performing hospital in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure care, hip replacement and knee replacement.


“We continue to improve the way we deliver care at NSMC, always keeping the patient foremost in our minds. This honor is a source of great pride for our team," said Mitchell Rein, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at NSMC.


U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, and other measures largely determined the rankings in most specialties.


The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. U.S. News used the same data, as well as the new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings, first published in May, to produce the state and metro rankings.


The rankings are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, available later in August from the U.S. News Store.




NSMC (North Shore Medical Center) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare. http://nsmc.partners.org