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NewYork-Presbyterian Ranks #1 in New York Magazine's Best Hospitals Survey

NEW YORK (Nov 14, 2006)

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked the overall #1 hospital in New York City, according to New York magazine's 2006 "Best Hospitals" issue.

Of a total 10 medical specialties listed, NewYork-Presbyterian ranks first among 10 hospitals in five specialties, including Cardiac Care, Neurology/Neurosurgery, OB/GYN, Pediatrics and Psychiatry.

NewYork-Presbyterian is listed as "Best Hospital" in an additional seven of 15 subspecialties listed, including Alzheimer's Disease, Giving Birth, Fertility, Heart Surgery, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke.

"NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is very proud to be listed among the group of leading hospitals in New York magazine's 'Best Hospitals' survey. This distinction is a tribute to the dedication of a team of health-care professionals who on a daily basis demonstrate their commitment to putting patients first," says Dr. Herbert Pardes, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "We want to extend our congratulations to New York magazine for providing this valuable information to New Yorkers, helping them choose the best care for themselves and their loved ones. This survey demonstrates that New York City is home to some of the best health-care facilities in the country."

The "Best Hospitals" were chosen from a list of 199 hospitals by a random database sampling of 30,000 doctors from the tri-state area (1,000 doctors replied). Doctors were polled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and asked to choose their top 10 hospitals in 10 specialties based on the question "Where would you go and why?" In addition, the best in 15 subspecialties were selected by a team of New York magazine reporters who canvassed leading doctors in each field and asked them, "If you or a loved one were in need of this kind of care, what hospital would you choose and why?" The best hospitals reflect the physicians' consensus choices.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – based in New York City – is the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,224 beds. It provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Allen Pavilion and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the largest and most comprehensive health-care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. It ranks sixth on U.S.News & World Report's guide to "America's Best Hospitals," has the greatest number of physicians listed in New York magazine's "Best Doctors" issue, and is included among Solucient's top 15 major teaching hospitals. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation's leading medical colleges: Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For additional information, visit www.nyp.org.

The NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System – which includes acute-care and community hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory sites and specialty institutes – is committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective and conveniently accessible care to communities throughout the tri-state metropolitan region. The System serves one in four patients in the New York metropolitan area.

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krobinso@med.cornell.edu

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