Israel’s largest hospital has been ranked No. 10 on the “World’s Best Hospitals 2021” list published by Newsweek magazine.
The listing, which was revealed on Wednesday, is determined by the magazine in collaboration with market and consumer data company Statista.
This is the third year that Sheba Medical Center made the list – last year, it was No. 9.
“As the events of 2020 made clear, our lives and those of our loved ones may rest on the kind of healthcare we have access to,” Newsweek’s global editor-in-chief Nancy Cooper wrote in the introduction to the list.
“The 2,000 hospitals named in this list – which covers 25 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Canada – stand out for their consistent excellence, including distinguished physicians, top-notch nursing care and state-of-the-art technology.”
A release by Sheba said the hospital believes it was included in the list because of its superior healthcare, its drive toward medical innovation and cutting-edge research.
Sheba was the first hospital in Israel to open a coronavirus ward during the crisis and to leverage telemedicine to interact with infected patients. The hospital, located in Tel Hashomer, includes 11 of Israel’s national health centers, four hospitals, cancer and heart institutes and 159 medical departments and clinics.
“To be nominated and ranked amongst the Top 10 World’s Best Hospitals for three consecutive years underscores Israel’s image as a small country with world-class medicine and what we call Sheba Global Impact,” said CEO Prof. Yitshak Kreiss.
“This honor is also a testament to our dedicated staff, which has worked tirelessly to utilize cutting-edge medical treatments, treating patients from all walks of life during these challenging times, offering hope without boundaries.”
The top three hospitals this year are the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; the Cleveland Clinic; and Massachusetts General Hospital – all in the United States.
The full list of top hospitals is available on the Newsweek website.