Karolinska University Hospital number ten in the world


An article in the renowned magazine Newsweek ranked Karolinska University Hospital the tenth most prominent hospital in the world, number three in Europe and number one in the Nordics.

The ranking includes hospitals in 20 countries and is based on a combination of medical outcomes, patient-reported quality/experiences and recommendations from doctors, other healthcare professionals and managers in the healthcare sector. Tens of thousands of healthcare professionals in the 20 selected countries were selected to respond to online questions.

"This is major recognition for us as a university hospital, that our colleagues around the world see us as among the very best. We also see that our patients appreciate our clear patient focus. This kind of placement is only possible through continuous development and improvement, so above all this is proof of the great work our staff do," says hospital director Björn Zoëga.

The three hospitals topping the list are all in the US: the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital.

The 20 countries in Newsweek's ranking are the USA, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Singapore (formally a city-state), India, Thailand, Australia and Brazil.

See the whole list here