Southcoast Hospitals Group is named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2019

Southcoast Health named one of Newsweek’s world’s best hospitals 2019

Today, Southcoast Hospitals Group, which includes Charlton Memorial Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, and Tobey Hospital, has been named to Newsweek’s inaugural list of the World’s Best Hospitals 2019.

Out of the 2,743 considered hospitals in the US, only 250 earned this recognition. Southcoast Hospitals Group ranked 162.

We are the only community and non-academic hospital group from Massachusetts to make the list. No hospital in Rhode Island achieved this recognition.

Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2019, calculated in partnership with Statista Inc., recognizes the best 1000 hospitals across 11 countries: USA, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Israel.

“Our care is world class and this national and international recognition is a testament to the incredible work our physicians, providers, nurses and staff do every day,” said Keith Hovan, chief executive officer of Southcoast Health. “I am tremendously proud. This is a recognition they have earned many times over.”

Newsweek’s methodology was calculated in three areas:

  • Recommendations from peers via survey (55%)
  • Patient Experience scores (15%)
  • Medical KPIs (quality scores) from a variety of public sources (30%)

In addition to this prestigious award, Southcoast Health is nationally recognized by a variety of organizations for the care and service we provide to patients. For a complete listing of our awards, recognitions and distinctions please visit

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