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NewYork-Presbyterian, NYU Langone earn spots on Best Hospitals Honor Roll

Monday August 19, 2013
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Two hospitals in the New York region have been chosen among the nationís best in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, ranked seventh in the magazineís listing of 18 Honor Roll recipients and was No. 1 in both New York and the New York metro area ratings.

NewYork-Presbyterian also ranked in 15 of the 16 adult specialties judged by the magazine in its 2013-14 rankings.

NYU Langone Medical Center, Manhattan, was 14th on the Honor Roll and ranked nationally in 12 adult specialties.

NewYork-Presbyterianís specialty rankings included seven in the top 10 nationally. The hospitalís top rankings were No. 3 in cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, and neurology and neurosurgery. The hospital was No. 4 in the nation in psychiatry, No. 5 in urology and No. 7 in diabetes and endocrinology, and gastroenterology and GI surgery.

"This recognition by U.S. News and World Report validates our commitment," Stephen J. Corwin, MD, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, said in a news release. "Together with our affiliated medical schools, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, our physicians, nurses and staff are committed to providing outstanding, compassionate and patient-centered care."

NYU Langone was recognized as No. 5 in orthopedics, No. 7 in rheumatology, No. 8 in rehabilitation, and No. 10 in geriatrics as well as neurology and neurosurgery.

"We appreciate this recognition and consistently strive to achieve excellence across the board," Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO at NYU Langone, said in a news release.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, reclaimed the No. 1 Honor Roll spot this year. After 21 consecutive years at No. 1, Hopkins fell to No. 2 last year to Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

This yearís top five included Massachusetts General at No. 2, followed by Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; Cleveland Clinic; and UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles.

In New York State, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Manhattan, ranked third by achieving rankings in eight specialties. The medical center was No. 4 in geriatrics, No. 9 in gastroenterology and GI surgery and No. 10 in ear, nose and throat.

St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, N.Y., was selected No. 4 in New York by ranking in eight specialties, including a No. 8 ranking in cardiology and heart surgery and a No. 15 rank in gastroenterology and GI surgery.

The top 10 New York hospitals included Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan, at No. 6. The center earned four specialty rankings, including No. 2 in cancer and No. 9 in gynecology.

At No. 7 in New York, Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx earned three national specialty rankings. Its top rank was No. 33 in diabetes and endocrinology.

Hospital for Special Surgery, Manhattan, ranked No. 8 in New York. It was the No. 1 facility nationally in orthopedics, along with No. 4 in rheumatology and No. 5 in geriatrics.

At No. 9 in New York, Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan, received two national specialty honors, including No. 25 in cardiology and heart surgery.

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, N.Y., was No. 10 in New York and ranked 16th in psychiatry.

FOR MORE ON THE RANKINGS, visit Health.USNews.com/best-hospitals.


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