Tobey Hospital named to worldwide ‘best hospitals’ list

Mar 4, 2024

Southcoast Hospitals Group, consisting of Charlton Memorial, St. Luke’s and Tobey Hospitals, has earned global recognition on Newsweek’s list of the World’s Best Hospitals 2024. This is the sixth consecutive year Southcoast Health has been recognized on the national list, classifying the not-for-profit community health system as an “All Time Winner.”

“Earning this significant recognition is a direct reflection of the exceptional care and service our providers, nurses and staff reliably provide across the South Coast region,” said David O. McCready, President and CEO of Southcoast Health.

The World’s Best Hospitals list is compiled by Newsweek and the global data research firm Statista Inc. as a resource to help patients make informed decisions when choosing the right hospital for their care. This prestigious list additionally serves as a benchmark for hospitals, indicating their relative performance in comparison to both national and international peers.

This year, over 2,400 hospitals were ranked from over 30 countries, and only 412 hospitals from the United States were named on their nationally ranked list. Southcoast Health was one of only 17 hospitals from Massachusetts and Rhode Island to earn this recognition.

Founded in 1996, Southcoast Health serves communities across southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island as the largest provider of primary and specialty care in the region. The not-for-profit, charitable system includes three acute care hospitals – Charlton Memorial in Fall River, St. Luke’s in New Bedford (a Level II Trauma Center), and Tobey in Wareham, Massachusetts with a physician network of more than 675 providers. The system has established more than 55 service locations across the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including six urgent care locations, a Visiting Nurse Association, the Southcoast Health Cancer Center, the region’s only Level II Adult Trauma Center and numerous ancillary facilities.