UConn John Dempsey Hospital Named a World’s Best Hospital by Newsweek

Newsweek also recognizes UConn John Dempsey Hospital for its infection prevention performance.

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The UConn John Dempsey Hospital University Tower (Photo by Tina Encarnacion)

Newsweek 2022 & 2023 World's Best HospitalsOnce again UConn John Dempsey Hospital has been ranked a World’s Best Hospital in the United States by Newsweek and Statista. It is one of only 5 hospitals in Connecticut to make the 2023 World’s Best Hospitals list.

“This is wonderful news,” shared interim UConn Health CEO Dr. Bruce T. Liang. “Thank you to our hard-working hospital leadership and clinical care teams at UConn John Dempsey Hospital. You make everyone across UConn Health very proud.”

“This prestigious recognition awarded to UConn John Dempsey Hospital and our staff by Newsweek reflects our growing national and international reputation for excellent care and our being a healthcare destination,” says Dr. Scott Allen, Chief Medical Officer at UConn Health. “It is a fantastic honor representing our hospital’s steadfast excellence in care, patient safety, and teamwork.”

“This World’s Best Hospital ranking tells the extraordinary story of the work done day in and day out by our hospital faculty, nurses, and staff,” says Caryl Ryan, RN, Chief Operating Officer for UConn John Dempsey Hospital and UConn Health’s Chief Nursing Officer. “This award is a true testament to everyone’s efforts in the journey to sustain clinical excellence in the care of our patients.”

Newsweek 2023 World's Best HospitalsFor the first time in 2023, Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals ranking also recognized John Dempsey Hospital for its specialty in infection prevention and its above national average performance.

“The sincere commitment and dedication to infection prevention of our leadership and those who provide direct patient care has been remarkably unwavering. This focus has allowed us to achieve successes, of which, have a tremendous impact to the safety and wellbeing of our patients. The culture of patient safety is of ultimate importance to all of us who work at UConn Health,” said Nancy Dupont, Director of Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Control at UConn Health.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge to healthcare organizations.  This is an important acknowledgement of the dedication of our entire organization to infection prevention and the culture of patient safety at UConn Health,” says Dr. David Banach the Hospital Epidemiologist for UConn John Dempsey Hospital.

The World’s Best Hospitals ranking is now in its fifth year. This year the U.S. had 420 hospitals ranked and over 2,300 hospitals were ranked worldwide in 28 countries including in the U.S., 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, Colombia, and Taiwan.

Newsweek 2023 World's Best HospitalsNewsweek and Statista’s ranking methodology scored hospitals by comparing them to others in the same country. This year’s four data sources used for the evaluation included an international online survey sent to more than 80,000 doctors, hospital managers and health care professionals; patient hospitalization satisfaction surveys; measurement of hospital quality metrics such as patient safety, hygiene measures, waiting times and quality of treatment; and scoring for the first time of voluntary Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) on patient satisfaction with hospitals.

Learn more about 2023 World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek and Statista.