Kyung Hee University Medical Center Ranked Third in Korea and 13th in the World for Orthopedics by Newsweek

2020-12-14 Academic

Kyung Hee University Medical Center was highly ranked in the World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2021, recently announced by Newsweek

Kyung Hee University Medical Center received a high mark in the World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2021, recently announced by Newsweek. The hospital ranked 13th globally (third in Korea) in Orthopedics and 35thglobally (sixth in Korea) in Endocrinology. It was also listed in the world’s top 100 in Gastroenterology and top 200 in Oncology, which are sorted alphabetically.

The ranking is based on an online survey conducted by Newsweek and its partner Statista Inc., a global market research and consumer data firm. The scoring model is based on the recommendation score (60%), which reflects an online survey of about 40,000 medical professionals (medical doctors, healthcare experts, and hospital managers) from 21 countries including the U.S. and Europe, as well as the ranking score (40%), which is set by medical specialists from six medical fields of Cardiology, Oncology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Orthopedics, and Gastroenterology. The research outcomes were released in two separate parts on the official Newsweek site (

“Our committed and dedicated members have brought us this far.”
Kyung Hee University Medical Center has been widely recognized for its dedication to patient-centered quality improvement. The Ministry of Health and Welfare, for instance, placed the hospital at the highest level (2%) in Healthcare Quality Evaluation category for three consecutive years. It also received the highest score (Level 1) in adequacy assessment for lung cancer, colon cancer, acute stroke, and other four medical fields, and the score was implemented in the first half of 2020 by Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service.

Hospital Director Joo Hyeong Oh attributed this achievement to “our committed and dedicated members.” “Along with our excellent medical professionals, the hospital will continue to provide patient-centered medical services and strong research. Ultimately, we will contribute to not only building a healthy community but also promoting public health of the nation,” he concluded.

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