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NewYork-Presbyterian Is Only Hospital Highly Rated in All 16 Clinical Specialties

NEW YORK (Mar 29, 2011)

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, among the top 10 hospitals in the country, is ranked #1 in the metro area, according to the first edition of U.S.News & World Report's Best Hospitals metro-area rankings.

NewYork-Presbyterian is the only hospital that is highly rated in all 16 clinical specialties. The new survey ranks 66 hospitals based on reputation, mortality rates and other patient-care-related factors.

"New York is known as one of the world's best cities for many reasons, not least of which is the quality of health care we provide," says Dr. Herbert Pardes, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "NewYork-Presbyterian is pleased to be acknowledged as the metro area's top hospital. This honor reflects our continued commitment to provide our patients with the most effective and compassionate care — from everyday illnesses to some of the most complex and life-threatening conditions."

According to Dr. Pardes, here are some of the reasons why NewYork-Presbyterian is ranked as the metro area's top hospital.

What Makes NewYork-Presbyterian #1?

  • We put patients first. From our world-class clinicians and cutting-edge treatment options to our culture of empathy and emphasis on quality and safety, NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to putting patients and their families first.
  • Our physicians are reinventing medical practice. As the nation's only hospital affiliated with two leading Ivy League medical schools, NewYork-Presbyterian performed the world's first pediatric multivisceral surgery involving the removal and partial reimplantation of six abdominal organs. We also developed a breakthrough treatment that delivers chemotherapy directly into a malignant brain tumor.
  • We have some of the world's most advanced facilities and technologies. NewYork-Presbyterian opened the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute and the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, with advanced operating rooms that allow clinicians to perform "hybrid" heart procedures combining surgery and interventional cardiology. We are the nation's first hospital to use the state-of-the-art Artis Zeego imaging system for advancing treatments for cardiovascular, neurologic and gastrointestinal conditions.
  • Our diverse team of specialists work together to provide world-class care. From clinicians, including nurse-Ph.D.s, Pharm.D.s and social workers, to translation and patient services professionals, NewYork-Presbyterian's unique team is committed to our patients and their families.
  • Patient safety and quality of care are foremost in our minds. The Hospital is recognized for its pioneering initiatives, including its award-winning Patient Safety Fridays program to ensure the highest quality and safety for the patient.
  • Financial stability provides a vision for the future. In the challenging and changing world of health care, NewYork-Presbyterian has a strong financial foundation that allows us to invest in new ways to serve patients and families.

Five Fast Facts About NewYork-Presbyterian

  • NewYork-Presbyterian delivers the most babies in New York and is one of the largest providers of children's health services in the tri-state area.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian has the nation's largest transplant program, which includes heart, lung, kidney, liver and pancreas.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian is a Level I Trauma Center and is one of the largest providers of emergency care in the metropolitan area.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)–designated comprehensive cancer center.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian's Hearst Burn Center is one of the busiest burn centers in the nation.

For the full list of metro-area rankings, visit www.usnews.com/hospitals.

NewYork-Presbyterian also ranks #6 on U.S. News Media Group's America's Best Hospitals survey, announced in July 2010, and has been listed on U.S. News' prestigious Honor Roll for 10 consecutive years.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,353 beds. The Hospital has nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including more than 220,000 visits to its emergency departments — more than any other area hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian 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, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation's leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For more information, www.nyp.org.

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Kathleen Robinson
Phone: (212) 821-0560.
krobinso@med.cornell.edu
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