Newsweek Names UConn’s Hospital to World’s Best Hospitals List

UConn John Dempsey Hospital is one of only four in Connecticut to make the list

Dr. Kwame S. Amankwah, Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery performing a bypass surgery.

Dr. Kwame S. Amankwah, Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery performing a bypass surgery. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

The 2022 World’s Best Hospitals as ranked by Newsweek and Statista have been announced, and UConn John Dempsey Hospital is on the list. UConn Health’s hospital is one of only four hospitals in Connecticut to be named a World’s Best Hospital.

“This is a fantastic and very well-deserved recognition of our cutting-edge hospital and our state’s health care,” says interim UConn Health CEO Dr. Bruce T. Liang.  “Congratulations to everyone on the team at UConn John Dempsey Hospital, especially our medical providers and staff. You make us all so very proud.”

The goal of the annual World’s Best Hospitals ranking, now in its fourth year, is to provide the best data-based comparison of hospital reputation and performance across countries.

“Consistency in excellence is the hallmark of these institutions,” says Nancy Cooper, Newsweek’s Global Editor in Chief. “We hope this will be useful not only to patients and families seeking the best care for themselves and loved ones, but also to hospitals as they benchmark themselves against their peers during a period of unprecedented change.”

“Even during a pandemic, our UConn John Dempsey Hospital is a standout amongst the world’s hospitals as assessed across dozens of countries,” says Dr. Scott Allen, Chief Medical Officer at UConn Health. “Day after day, our hospital staff continue to offer the highest quality clinical care and safety to each and every patient. We are honored to have Newsweek recognize our hospital’s outstanding performance and commitment to enhancing and innovating academic medicine.”

“Thanks to our faculty, nursing and ancillary department leaders for always driving clinical excellence,” says Caryl Ryan, RN, Chief Operating Officer for UConn John Dempsey Hospital and UConn Health’s Chief Nursing Officer. “I am tremendously proud of the dedicated quality care our clinicians and staff provide to our patients while always keeping safety a top priority.”

Newsweek and Statista developed a rigorous methodology for its ranking of every hospital in each country with a score only comparable between hospitals in the same country. Scores are based on three data sources including medical expert hospital recommendations by peers via a large international online survey, patient experience satisfaction surveys, and key hospital performance indicators such as patient safety, hygiene measures, and quality of treatment.

Hospitals in the following 27 countries were ranked: the United States, Germany, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Canada, India, Australia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Austria, Thailand, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Colombia.


Learn more about 2022 World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek and Statista.