NewYork-Presbyterian Is #6 in the United States, #1 in New York

Hospital Ranks Nationally in 15 of 16 Specialties on U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll

Jul 19, 2011


NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital ranks #1 in New York and among the top six in the U.S. out of the nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated by U.S. News Media & World Report for their 2011–12 Best Hospitals rankings.

One of the largest and most comprehensive medical centers in the nation, NewYork–Presbyterian is also listed on U.S. News' prestigious Honor Roll, which highlights medical centers that rank at or near the top in at least six specialties based on reputation, volume and other patient–care factors. It is the 11th consecutive year the Hospital has earned this distinction.

NewYork–Presbyterian is nationally ranked in Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Ophthalmology; Orthopedics; Psychiatry; Pulmonology; Rheumatology; and Urology. The Hospital is also ranked as high–performing in Rehabilitation.

"We are pleased to once again be ranked among the nation's best hospitals," says Dr. Herbert Pardes, President and CEO of NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital. "Patients at our Hospital are cared for by some of the world's leading physicians and surgeons who are dedicated to offering the most advanced treatment options in a compassionate and caring environment. Through our partnership with two of the nation's leading Ivy League medical schools — Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons — our medical team is continually developing cutting–edge technologies and potentially life–saving therapies."

"Our patients and their families are our number one priority," says Dr. Steven J. Corwin, Executive Vice President and COO. "This special recognition from U.S. News reflects the steadfast commitment of our physicians, nurses and our entire staff to support patients as they face their biggest medical challenges."

NewYork–Presbyterian Looks to the Future

On June 28, the Hospital's Board of Trustees announced that beginning September 2011, Dr. Herbert Pardes will become Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Steven J. Corwin will become head of the Hospital as its Chief Executive Officer. And, Dr. Robert E. Kelly will become President of the Hospital, reporting to Dr. Corwin.

Reasons NewYork–Presbyterian Is Among the Nation's Top Hospitals

  1. We put patients and families first. From cutting–edge treatment options to our culture of empathy, NewYork–Presbyterian is committed to providing the highest–quality care to patients and their families.
  2. Reinventing medical practice. As the nation's only hospital affiliated with two leading Ivy League medical schools, NewYork–Presbyterian physician–scientists are on the forefront of innovations, from less–invasive heart valve replacements to breakthrough treatments in brain and prostate cancers.
  3. World's best facilities and technologies. The Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center has advanced operating rooms allowing clinicians to perform "hybrid" heart surgeries combining surgery and interventional cardiology. The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine achieves among the highest success rates in the world. The Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute provides patients with the very latest technology and treatment options and is dedicated to educating the community about prevention.
  4. World–class care. Our solid organ transplant program is the largest in the country, which includes heart, lung, kidney, liver and pancreas, and we are a National Cancer Institute—designated comprehensive cancer center. We continually recruit the world's top physicians, most recently, renowned leaders in rheumatology, autism, cardiovascular surgery and liver transplantation.
  5. Safety and quality. The Hospital's award–winning Patient Safety Fridays, a program that involves reviewing quality and safety goals on a weekly basis, has been adopted by major medical centers across the nation.

U.S. News Media & World Report's 2011–12 Best Hospitals rankings will be available online at on Tuesday, July 19, at 12:01 a.m. ET. The national rankings and the regional rankings, which cover 94 metro areas in the U.S., will also appear in the Best Hospitals 2011–12 guidebook published by U.S. News, available on newsstands on August 30.

NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation's largest not–for–profit, non–sectarian hospital, with 2,409 beds. The Hospital has nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including 12,797 deliveries and 195,294 visits to its emergency departments. NewYork–Presbyterian's 6,144 affiliated physicians and 19,376 staff provide 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.

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