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NewYork-Presbyterian Ranks No. 1 in New York and Among Top 10 in the Nation on U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Hospitals' Honor Roll
Date:7/15/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 16, 2013

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks No. 1 in the New York tri-state area, No. 1 in New York state and No. 7 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" survey, released today. The hospital -- one of the largest and most comprehensive in the country, with nearly 2,600 beds -- ranks third in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, and neurology and neurosurgery.

For the 13th consecutive year, NewYork-Presbyterian is included on U.S. News' prestigious Honor Roll, which, according to the magazine, "recognizes hospitals for their rare breadth and depth of excellence." Only 18 hospitals made this year's Honor Roll, out of nearly 5,000 nationwide.

In the 2013-14 survey, NewYork-Presbyterian is nationally ranked in 15 out of the 16 specialties assessed. In addition to ranking third in cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, and neurology and neurosurgery, four specialties are ranked in the top 10: diabetes and endocrinology (No. 7), gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 7), psychiatry (No. 4) and urology (No. 5). The hospital also ranked in cancer; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; gynecology; orthopedics; pulmonology; rehabilitation; and rheumatology, and is recognized as "high performing" in ophthalmology.

"We are delighted that U.S. News has once again recognized NewYork-Presbyterian on its Honor Roll," said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "We are especially honored that our expertise in cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, psychiatry, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and cancer were highlighted. These are among the areas where we continue to work tirelessly to alleviate the devastating impact of disease on patients and families. Together with our affiliated medical schools, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, our physicians, nurses and staff are committed to providing outstanding, compassionate and patient-centered care, training the nation's best physicians, and conducting cutting-edge clinical research. This recognition by U.S. News & World Report validates our commitment."

NewYork-Presbyterian, with six campuses including NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital (the result of a recent merger with New York Downtown Hospital), serves as a preeminent health care resource for the New York region and beyond. The hospital provides general and specialty care in all areas of medicine and surgery. It is home to the nation's largest transplant program; one of the busiest emergency departments in the country, with both a Level 1 adult trauma center and a Level 1 pediatric trauma center; the National Cancer Institute-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center; the newly expanded Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, with a strong focus on precision medicine; two renowned heart centers, the Milstein Heart Center and the Perelman Heart Institute; and the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, which recently opened at NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester to provide comprehensive services in a single setting to address the needs of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

NewYork-Presbyterian's pediatric services were recently recognized in the "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings from U.S. News. The hospital, which provides pediatric care at two major sites -- NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health -- was recognized for expertise in all 10 pediatric specialties assessed, more than any other hospital in the New York metropolitan area. In addition, NewYork-Presbyterian has more physicians listed in New York magazine's 2013 "Best Doctors" list than any other hospital.

The rankings are published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 issue, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.

About U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Hospitals' Rankings

U.S. News publishes "Best Hospitals" to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties. The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

About NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation's largest hospital, with 2,589 beds. In 2012, the Hospital had nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits, including 12,758 deliveries and 215,946 visits to its emergency departments. NewYork-Presbyterian's 6,144 affiliated physicians and 20,154 staff provide state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at six 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, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. 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. 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, visit http://www.nyp.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10925322.htm.


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