March 2020 – For the second year in a row, Newsweek partnered with Statista Inc. to investigate and rank the world’s Top 10 Best Hospitals – and for the second year in a row, Sheba Medical Center is named on this prestigious list. Sheba climbed to ninth place on the 2020 list, rated alongside top facilities such as the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and Toronto General.
Sheba Medical Center was awarded this distinction largely due to global innovation in the development of new drugs and advanced technologies and collaboration with biotech and pharmaceutical companies.
A total of 21 countries were surveyed, and the final hospital rankings are based on the results of patient surveys, recommendations from medical professionals, and key medical performance indicators. Tens of thousands of medical experts and researchers participated by sharing their endorsements for the hospitals that meet the highest standards for healthcare.
In particular, the following Sheba divisions were spotlighted for their outstanding level of healthcare: General Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital, Safra Children’s Hospital, Gynecology, and Maternity Center, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Program, and the Eating Disorders Department. The many groundbreaking research studies at Sheba were also cited as significant criteria for the hospital’s inclusion in Newsweek’s list, such as in the fields of cardiology, cancer, brain diseases, obstetrics and gynecology, genetics, and medical education.
“The selection reflects another year of advanced, excellent medicine, cutting-edge research, and world-leading innovation at Sheba. I’m happy and proud of all our 9,131 dedicated professional employees who constantly think out of the box. Our escalation on this rating scale puts us in line with the world’s leading hospitals,” said Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba Medical Center. “As with every situation, especially during these days when we lead the national effort to treat coronavirus, we feel privileged to provide the people of Israel with the best medicine in the world.”