NEWS Asan Medical Center, World’s 29th and Korea’s No. 1 in ‘World’s Best Hospitals 2023’ by U.S. Newsweek 2023.03.02

Ranked No.29 hospital in the world, one notch up from last year

No. 1 hospital in Korea for 5 consecutive years



Asan Medical Center of ASAN Foundation (Chairman Chung Mong-Joon) has been ranked 29th in the world, the highest among Korean hospitals, in ‘World’s Best Hospital 2023’ rankings conducted by Newsweek, a U.S. weekly magazine.


Newsweek announced the ‘World’s Best Hospital 2023’ rankings on its official website on March 2 (Thursday) by putting together recommendations from around 80,000 medical professionals from 28 countries and patient satisfaction together with Statista, the global market and consumer data firm.


Asan Medical Center has been ranked 29th in the world, up one notch from last year, on par with world-leading hospitals in countries such as the United States, Canada, and Germany. Meanwhile, Asan Medical Center defended its title as the No. 1 hospital in Korea for 5 consecutive years.


In this year’s selection of 250 best hospitals shortlisted from some 2,300 hospitals across the world, Mayo Clinic (U.S.) ranked No.1, followed by Cleveland Clinic (U.S.), Massachusetts General Hospital (U.S.), Johns Hopkins Hospital (U.S.), and Toronto General Hospital (Canada).



The evaluation criteria consist △ online survey of 80,000 doctors, hospital managers, and health care professionals in 28 countries (54%), △ medical performance indicators (29%), △ patient satisfaction survey results (14.5%), and △ whether Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) were conducted (2.5%). In the case of domestic hospitals, quality indicators of ICU, acute disease, cancer disease, and drug evaluations as well as patient satisfaction with nurse services, physician services, hospital environment, dosing and treatment process, etc. performed by HIRA (Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service) were reflected in the criteria.


Asan Medical Center already has 5 out of 11 clinical specialties named among the top 10 hospitals in the 'World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2023' ranking, released in the second half of last year. Asan Medical Center ranked world’s No. 3 in endocrinology, No. 4 in urology, No. 6 in gastroenterology, No. 7 in cancer, and No. 9 in neurology. In addition to the world's top 10 clinical specialties, Asan Medical Center has been ranked world’s No. 12 in orthopedics, No. 26 in pulmonology, and No. 39 in cardiology. A total of 7 clinical specialties have been ranked Korea’s No. 1, the most of any Korean hospitals. The results of ‘World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2024’ will be announced in the year’s second half.


Professor Seung-Il Park, the President of Asan Medical Center, expressed his pride in the recognition, saying, "Asan Medical Center, leading the treatment of serious diseases such as cancer, organ transplantation, and heart diseases, has established itself as a global hospital trusted by patients not only in Korea but also around the world. We will continue to enhance our critical care system to ensure patient safety and provide quality care."


AMC has been successfully positioned as a quaternary healthcare provider performing more than 70,000 cases of advanced surgeries per year and treating critically ill patients from home and abroad. This has been possible with the all-emergency crisis response system and ‘Asan Global Standard,’ the in-house produced standard guideline for medical services, for patient safety and medical quality improvement. During the last decade, more than 3,200 international physicians from some 90 countries including the U.S., China, and Saudi Arabia have visited AMC to learn advanced medical technology and cutting-edge research systems. AMC is also delivering advanced medical technology to medically underdeveloped countries through the ‘Asan in Asia’ project.


The full list of 'World’s Best Hospitals 2023' is available on the Newsweek website: