NewYork-Presbyterian Remains New York’s #1 Hospital and Rises to #6 in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Hospitals’

U.S. News & World Report survey recognizes NewYork-Presbyterian for its excellence in numerous specialties

Aug 2, 2016


NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the largest and most comprehensive hospitals in the nation, is ranked New York’s No. 1 hospital for the 16th consecutive year, and No. 6 in the United States, according to the U.S. News and World Report annual survey of “Best Hospitals,” published online today. The hospital has been once again included in the prestigious Honor Roll, which recognizes national excellence in multiple specialties.

NewYork-Presbyterian ranks in the top five in six specialties: cardiology and heart surgery (No. 3), diabetes and endocrinology (No. 5), nephrology (No. 4), neurology/neurosurgery (No. 3), psychiatry (No. 3) and rheumatology (No. 2), a collaborative program with the Hospital for Special Surgery. The Hospital also ranks in the top 10 in nine specialties this year.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized as the leading hospital in New York and among the best in the nation for the 16th consecutive year,” said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. “Our collective goal — together with Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine — is to continue to provide the most innovative and compassionate care to patients and their families in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. Patients are — and will always be — our number one priority. We pride ourselves on offering the most advanced treatment options and technology, powered by leading clinical research by our world-renowned physicians and experts. We could not have achieved this honor without our dedicated staff who continues to accomplish amazing feats in healthcare.”

“Columbia University Medical Center is proud of its long and historic partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian. We have always known that patient care delivered by our faculty, ColumbiaDoctors, is unsurpassed, and this external acknowledgement of the hospital’s value to the communities it serves, to New York City and to the nation makes all of us feel proud of the work we do every day,” said Dr. Lee Goldman, dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine and chief executive of Columbia University Medical Center. “We join in congratulating NewYork-Presbyterian on this year’s ranking, which is a testimony not only to the wonderful hospital services but also to our faculty who provide superb patient care, conduct research that moves medical care forward and supervise the outstanding trainees who epitomize the best characteristics of an academic medical center.”

“We enthusiastically congratulate our partner NewYork-Presbyterian on this wonderful recognition,” said Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, interim dean of Weill Cornell Medicine. “Our esteemed physicians and scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center always put patients first, providing them with the finest, most comprehensive care so that they can live their healthiest lives. Together we create one of the top academic medical centers in the United States, motivated by a shared commitment: to drive excellence in healthcare and truly make a difference in New York and beyond.”

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing the very best care for patients and families. Supported by its two medical school partners, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian has expanded its offerings into the digital health landscape with the launch of NYP OnDemand, a comprehensive digital health platform designed to improve and expand patient care to more individuals, virtually anywhere in the world.

Furthermore, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research and clinical innovation. It offers two esteemed heart centers, the Milstein Heart Center and the Perelman Heart Institute. The Hospital presented exceptional outcomes at this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference with revolutionary heart valve replacement methods. These minimally invasive methods are now available to even more patients in need and in the future will soon be the preferred treatment option.

NewYork-Presbyterian is also home to the National Cancer Institute-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center; the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, with a strong focus on precision medicine; the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, a specialized program that focuses on cutting-edge prevention strategies; world-class specialty care centers like The Spine Hospital, providing comprehensive and coordinated spine care and treatment for a vast range of spinal conditions; the nation’s largest transplant program; and the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, a state-of-the-art facility designed for children, adults and families dealing with autism spectrum disorders.

NewYork-Presbyterian’s pediatric specialties were recently recognized in the “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey from U.S. News, ranking among the top in the nation for children’s care in every specialty, which includes cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. NewYork-Presbyterian provides pediatric care in every area of medicine at two major sites: NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Komansky Center for Children’s Health.

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NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing innovative and compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research and clinical innovation.

NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York and delivers high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital’s ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including NewYork Quality Care, established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell and Columbia.

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 29,000 NewYork-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care to more than 2 million patients.

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Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia University Medical Center provides international leadership in basic, preclinical, and clinical research; medical and health sciences education; and patient care. The medical center trains future leaders and includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, public health professionals, dentists, and nurses at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and allied research centers and institutions. Columbia University Medical Center is home to the largest medical research enterprise in New York City and State and one of the largest faculty medical practices in the Northeast. For more information, visit or

Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine—faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization—are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side’s scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine’s powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist. For more information, visit

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