NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYU Langone Medical Center is ranked No. 10 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals 2016–2017 Honor Roll," the Medical Center's highest national ranking received to date from the publication. Additionally, for the fifth year in a row, NYU Langone ranked No. 2 in New York State and No. 2 in the New York metro area.
"These rankings speak to our national reputation for providing exceptional, multidisciplinary clinical care," said Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center. "Most important, they are a testament to the NYU Langone staff. Guided by the needs of our patients and their families, they deliver the expert, leading-edge, and compassionate care that draw people to us from around our city, our nation, and our world."
Twelve of the Medical Center's specialty areas received national rankings - seven of which are in the top 10 and two of which are in the top five: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopaedics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Rheumatology, Rehabilitation, Pulmonology, and Urology.
Of note, NYU Langone is the only hospital in New York to receive top 10 rankings for all three musculoskeletal specialty areas of orthopaedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation. 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 28 years since U.S. News & World Report first introduced its annual "Best Hospitals" rankings in 1989.
Both the Medical Center and NYU School of Medicine continue to rise in the U.S. News rankings. Earlier this year, NYU School of Medicine ranked No. 11 out of 130 medical schools nationwide in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "Best Graduate Schools" listing.
A leader in quality care, for the third consecutive year, NYU Langone Medical Center scored number one for overall patient safety and quality among leading academic medical centers (AMCs) across the nation that were included in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Quality and Accountability Study. The Medical Center also ranked No. 1 on the UHC's inaugural Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Leadership Award and received their Bernard A. Birnbaum Quality and Safety Award. Named in memory of Bernard A. Birnbaum, NYU Langone's former Chief of Hospital Operations and UHC board member, the award recognizes organizations that demonstrate superior performance in quality and safety.
The annual U.S. News "Best Hospitals" ranking evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. This year's Honor Roll recognizes 20 hospitals that are unusually competent across a range of adult specialties, procedures and conditions.
About NYU Langone Medical Center:
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of five hospitals—Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Medical Center's dedicated inpatient orthopaedic hospital; NYU Lutheran Medical Center, a full-service, 450-bed teaching hospital located in Brooklyn, and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the Medical Center. Also part of NYU Langone is NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history, and the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center. The Medical Center's trifold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education, and research. For more information, go to www.NYULangone.org, and interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Google+.
Deborah (DJ) Haffeman
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