NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the #1 Hospital for Psychiatry, According to U.S. News & World Report

Jul 21, 2015

New York

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has been named the No. 1 hospital in the nation for psychiatry in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” survey. The hospital has consistently ranked among the top five hospitals for psychiatry over the last decade.

“It is an honor to be named the top hospital for psychiatry in the country by U.S. News and World Report,” said Dr. Jeffrey A. Lieberman, psychiatrist-in-chief, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. “We take tremendous pride in providing the best and most advanced treatments for people with mental illness, addiction and intellectual disabilities.”

“Our remarkable clinicians and staff thoroughly deserve this recognition,” said Dr. Jack D. Barchas, psychiatrist-in-chief, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “Serious psychiatric illnesses are among the most pressing and promising problems facing us and other nations throughout the world. We thank all the members of our staff for their tireless efforts, which have helped make NewYork-Presbyterian so effective in this field.”

NewYork-Presbyterian, in collaboration with its affiliated medical schools, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College, offers leading psychiatric services in numerous locations, including NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division, a dedicated psychiatric facility in White Plains, New York. Opened in 1894, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester is one of the world’s most advanced centers for psychiatric care, serving children, adolescents, adults and the elderly with comprehensive outpatient, day treatment, partial hospitalization and inpatient services. It is the only behavioral health hospital in the United States to be recognized as a Planetree Designated® Patient-Centered Hospital.

The NewYork-Presbyterian Youth Anxiety Center is a clinical and research collaboration of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College with a common goal of understanding how anxiety affects youth and young adults as they transition out of the home into independent living, and when needed, to provide services to youth and their families to facilitate a successful transition to college or work and independent living.

The NewYork-Presbyterian Center for Autism and the Developing Brain provides comprehensive services to people with autism spectrum disorders at every stage of life, from infancy through adulthood. The center offers targeted therapies to improve social communication and motor and adaptive skills. The interdisciplinary staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, speech and language therapists, behavior and education specialists, social workers, and occupational therapists, along with consultants from other areas of medicine.

NewYork-Presbyterian offers care provided by some of the top clinicians in the field of psychiatry and through its research generates discoveries and develops new treatments that not only benefit NewYork-Presbyterian’s patients, but patients across the country.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals and a leading provider of inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine. With some 2,600 beds and more than 6,700 affiliated physicians and almost 22,000 employees, NewYork-Presbyterian had more than 2 million visits in 2014, including some 14,000 infant deliveries and more than 262,000 emergency department visits. NewYork-Presbyterian comprises six campuses: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area, according to U.S. News & World Report, and consistently named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation. Affiliated with two world-renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service.

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