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Mass. General named best hospital in US

Brigham places 9th in magazine’s ranking

Massachusetts General Hospital earned the top spot in US News and World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings for the first time in the survey’s 23-year history, the media group announced.

The Boston hospital switched places with Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, which had held the top slot on the “honor roll” for the past 22 years. Last year, Mass. General was number two.

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