NEWS Asan Medical Center, World’s 22nd and Korea’s No.1 in U.S. Newsweek Ranking 2024.03.06

Achieving 22nd place globally, 7 notches up from last year…Korea's No. 1 Hospital for 6 consecutive years

Hospitals ranked globally from 1st to 250th based on recommendations from 85,000 medical experts across 30 countries



Asan Medical Center of ASAN Foundation (Chairman Chung Mong-Joon) has achieved the highest ranking among Korean hospitals, reaching 22nd place in the world in ‘World’s Best Hospital 2024’ rankings conducted by Newsweek, a U.S. weekly magazine.


Newsweek, in collaboration with Statista, the global market and consumer data firm, announced the ‘World's Best Hospitals 2024’ ranking on its official website. This ranking is based on recommendations from 85,000 medical professionals across 30 countries as well as patient satisfaction and other factors.


Asan Medical Center recorded a significant rise, climbing seven places from last year to secure the 22nd position globally, placing it alongside renowned hospitals from countries such as the United States, Canada, and Germany. It has consistently held the top position in Korea for 6 consecutive years.


Among over 2,400 hospitals worldwide, the top-ranking hospital in this survey was Mayo Clinic in the United States. Following Mayo Clinic were Cleveland Clinic in the United States, Toronto General Hospital in Canada, Johns Hopkins Hospital in the United States, and Massachusetts General Hospital in the United States, securing the 2nd to 5th positions globally.



The evaluation criteria included results from △online survey of 85,000 doctors, healthcare professionals, and hospital administrators from 30 countries (45%), △medical performance indicators (35.25%), △patient satisfaction surveys (16.25%), and △the implementation of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) (3.5%). For hospitals in Korea, evaluations also considered results from assessments of the appropriateness of intensive care units, acute disease, cancer, and drug evaluations as well as patient experience evaluations regarding physicians, nurses, and hospital environments and more conducted by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service.


Furthermore, in the 'World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2024' rankings released by Newsweek in the latter half of last year, Asan Medical Center was ranked first in Korea in 6 specialties including endocrinology, urology, gastroenterology, neurology, cardiology, and cardiac surgery. It achieved top 10 rankings globally in 5 fields, including 3rd in endocrinology, 4th in urology, 5th in gastroenterology, 6th in cancer, and 8th in neurology.


Professor Seung-Il Park, the President of Asan Medical Center, stated, "Asan Medical Center is diligently preparing to advance as a world-class hospital with sustainable competitiveness in the global arena, through initiatives such as the opening of AMC Cheongna and the introduction of heavy-ion therapy. Asan Medical Center will strive to establish itself as a global hospital trusted by both domestic and international patients with severe illnesses, by strengthening our capabilities in treating severe diseases."


Last year, a total of 20,086 international patients visited Asan Medical Center for treatment, surpassing pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels. Leveraging this global reputation, Asan Medical Center is leading global healthcare by collaborating with prestigious institutions and thus establishing Asan GI Hospital-UAE (tentative name) and providing medical consulting in Qatar. Over the past decade, more than 3,700 healthcare professionals from over 90 countries including the United States, Germany, and Singapore have visited Asan Medical Center to learn advanced medical techniques and research systems. Through projects like 'Asan in Asia,' Asan Medical Center is transferring high-level medical technology to medically underdeveloped countries.


The full list of 'World’s Best Hospitals 2024' is available on the Newsweek website: