Press Release (8/1/19)

Medical care in Innsbruck’s ranks amongst the very best internationally

Innsbruck / Austria - Just recently, the US weekly magazine Newsweek published the results of their study to determine the "World's Best Hospitals 2021." In this remarkable ranking, which evaluates the medical care of about 2,000 hospitals in more than 25 countries, the Landeskrankenhaus Universitätskliniken Innsbruck (University Hospital Innsbruck) ranks amongst the top 50. This very gratifying result is a clear confirmation of the importance of Innsbruck as a location for science and research.

The rankings are carried out by experts as well as through the analysis of patient surveys and also on the basis of key figures by an internationally renowned statistics company. In 2021, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota was deemed the world leader, closely followed by the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and Massachusetts General Hospital, which are all hospitals in the USA. In Austria, only Vienna General Hospital (AKH) is ahead of Innsbruck, both of which rank amongst the top in their field. The management of Tirol Kliniken and the rectorate of the Medical University of Innsbruck are pleased with the University Hospital Innsbruck’s excellent ranking: "The fact that we are visible as a medical centre far beyond the borders of Tyrol, Austria and even Europe, and have an excellent reputation is of course something we are particularly pleased about,” agreed both Rector Wolfgang Fleischhacker and Commercial Director Stefan Deflorian. "Moreover, it is a wonderful affirmation for us that our efforts in research and patient care are yielding results."

This excellent result is also a tribute to the entire medical staff, to the management of the clinic and also to the research and science conducted at the renowned Medical University of Innsbruck and its partners. Christian Mayerhofer, CEO of Congress und Messe Innsbruck GmbH, is delighted with the successful study results: "When scientific excellence, a central location in Europe, and an impressive closeness to nature come together, then really only Innsbruck comes to mind.  As a sought-after conference venue and with our PCO services, we too are very pleased to support science and research, and greatly appreciate our partnership with the Medical University and the University Hospital Innsbruck. In addition to publications, conferences also provide the setting for an invigorating international exchange for science and research. We are delighted that our partners have received this award and it encourages us to continue offering top-quality services under altered circumstances, such as virtual or hybrid conferences, congresses and seminars." 

The results of the study and additional information can be found at the Newsweek website:

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