Queen Mary tops survey of best Bay Area hospitals

Local | Ruby Cheung 13 Jul 2018

Queen Mary Hospital has been bestowed with the honor of being ranked as the best hospital in the Greater Bay Area.

Asclepious Healthcare consultant recently published the "2017 Best 50 Hospitals in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area."

Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam scored 948.53, while Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital in Happy Valley ranked fifth with a score of 782.81. Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital in Wong Chuk Hang occupied 26th place with a score of 581.18, while The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital attained a score of 486.01, ranking 45th.

Asclepius collected and analyzed data from hospitals, including those that offer traditional Chinese medicine, in 11 cities in the Greater Bay Area. Each hospital's medical expertise, resources, operational standards and academic impact were assessed.

Components such as the number of senior physicians, quantity of annual in-patient surgeries, and number of specialties were all taken into consideration when assessing medical expertise.

The assessment of resources, operational standards and academic impact looked into numerous elements, including the number of physicians per hospital bed, average length of stay, and annual number of grant-supported research projects.

Queen Mary Hospital also ranked third - behind Peking Union Medical College Hospital and West China Hospital, Sichuan University - in another Asclepius survey, "2017 Best 100 hospitals in the Chinese Community."

Hong Kong Sanatorium took 21st place.

"It is very satisfying for all of us in the faculty to see Queen Mary Hospital ranked the best hospital in the region. It is also pleasing to see our other three affiliated teaching hospitals scoring so well," said Gabriel Leung, dean of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong.

"We have worked tirelessly to create a cohesive HKU Health System with high standards across all of our hospitals. This has enabled us to provide our patients with quality medical care, and effectively implement our teaching and research programs, so we can train new generations of healthcare professionals in the best practices, and advance medical knowledge," he said.

"Hong Kong's deepening connections with the Greater Bay Area is ushering in an era of enormous opportunity to work with more medical organizations in profound ways that will bring greater well being and health to many people."

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