Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, also known as Tel Hashomer Hospital, is the tenth best hospital in the world, according to a Newsweek survey. The ranking came as part of the magazine’s annual list of the World’s Ten Best Hospitals.
According to Newsweek, the hospital is “a leader in medical science and biotechnical innovation, both in the Middle East and worldwide. The center’s collaborations with international parties have advanced innovative medical practices, hospital systems and biotechnology. The tertiary referral hospital, affiliated with Tel Aviv University, includes centers for nearly all medical divisions and specialties, and serves over 1 million patients per year.”
Sheba is also a leader in medical research, with “more than 25 percent of all Israeli medical clinical research taking place at its state-of-the-art facilities. As a hospital it works with nearly every Israeli medical institute to educate students and advance the future of the medical profession,” the report said.
The rankings, Newsweek said, were based on recommendations from medical professionals, patient survey results and medical performance indicators, such as success rates, number of beds, patient satisfaction, and other factors.
The poll also ranked other hospitals in Israel. Behind Tel Hashomer, which got a 95.9 score overall, was Ichilov (Sourasky) Hospital in Tel Aviv, with a 93.5 rating, Rambam in Haifa (92.2), Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital (91.7) and Beilinson Hospital (87.8). The top hospitals worldwide were the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Singapore General Hospital, Johns Hopkins and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.