UZ Leuven, a member of MEDVIA, is one of the 50 best hospitals in the world, according to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals List for 2023. UZ Leuven came in 48 on the list of 250 hospitals, an outstanding achievement considering that more than 2,300 hospitals in 28 countries were ranked.
UZ Gent is also one of the best hospitals in the world, according to Newsweek, coming in at 123. UZ Gent is also a member of MEDVIA.
“Among the hallmarks of great hospitals are not just first-class care, first-class research and first-class innovation,” writes Newsweek. “The very best institutions also share another quality: consistency. They consistently attract the best people and provide the best outcomes for patients as well as the most important new therapies and research. Of all the hospitals in the world, relatively few can do all those things year in and year out. The best belong to a very exclusive club.”
Newsweek also ranks per country, and of course KU Leuven and UZ Gent were at the top of the list. Numbers five through seven on the list are also all members of MEDVIA: Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), AZ Groeninge in Kortrijk and AZ Maria Middelares in Ghent, respectively.
The best hospitals in the world, according to Newsweek, are the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital, all in the US.