NYU Langone Medical Center Achieves Honor Roll Status in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-2014 “Best Hospitals” Ranking

NYU Langone Ranked #2 in New York State and #2 in New York Metro Area for Second Year in a Row

July 16, 2013 (All day)

NYU Langone Medical Center is #14 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2013 – 14 Honor Roll,” with 12 nationally ranked specialties, including top 10 rankings in Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Rehabilitation, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Geriatrics. Additionally, NYU Langone once again ranked #2 in New York State and #2 in the New York metro area for being a high performing hospital.

“We appreciate this recognition and consistently strive to achieve excellence across the board,” said Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO at NYU Langone Medical Center. “Every day our faculty and staff demonstrate an unwavering commitment to delivering the highest level of patient care, and every ranking and accolade received is a reflection of the important work that they do for our patients.”

The Medical Center’s 12 nationally ranked specialty areas are: Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Rehabilitation, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Geriatrics, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Urology, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology, Cancer, and Nephrology. Gynecology and Pulmonology were also ranked as “high-performing” specialties.

NYU Langone is the only hospital in New York to receive top 10 rankings for all three musculoskeletal specialty areas of orthopaedics (ranked #5), rheumatology (ranked #7) and rehabilitation (ranked #8). Additionally, NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation was again ranked the best in New York State and among the top 10 in the country, an honor held for 24 years since U.S. News & World Report first introduced its annual "Best Hospitals" rankings in 1989.

This ranking is one of a growing number of accolades the Medical Center has recently received for its overall quality of care. Of note, NYU Langone received a Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission, reflecting a commitment to high quality care. Earlier this year, the Medical Center was one of two medical centers in Manhattan to be awarded with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group for excellence in patient safety. In 2012 NYU Langone was awarded five stars for “overall performance” and ranked one of the top 10 academic medical centers in the country for patient quality and safety by the University HealthSystem Consortium. Additionally, WhyNotTheBest.org ranked NYU Langone first among the nation’s academic medical centers for both overall recommended care and surgical care, and the Niagara Health Quality Coalition named NYU Langone to its “Honor Roll” for three consecutive years and recognized the Medical Center on its list of “America’s Safest Hospitals.”

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals ranking evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. This year’s Honor Roll highlights just 18 hospitals, out of nearly 5,000 nationwide, for their rare breadth and depth of clinical excellence. The printed “Best Hospitals” issue will be available on newsstands the end of August, but can also be accessed on the U.S. News website at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

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