First-Ever Summit On Hospital Rankings Co-Hosted By The Mount Sinai Medical Center And U.S. News & World Report

Sep 25, 2012, 12:14 ET from Mount Sinai Medical Center

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a 2011 study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, 38 percent of Americans use hospital ratings to make decisions about where they receive care. To discuss how hospital rankings are formulated, their value to consumers and how they could be expanded to respond to advances in technology and biomedical science, as well as the demographics of health care needs, editors from U.S. News & World Report will join hospital executives from leading medical institutions for the first-ever national summit on hospital rankings.

WHAT: "Shaping Health Care Decisions: An Inside Look at Hospital Rankings":
A U.S. News & World Report Summit, in association with The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Keynote speech by Nirav Shah, MD, MPH, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health, follows the summit during an invitation-only luncheon

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Summit: 8:30 am to 12:45 pm EDT
Luncheon: 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

WHERE:  Summit:
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Goldwurm Auditorium
1425 Madison Avenue and 98th Street, New York, NY 10029
Luncheon (by invitation only):
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Annenberg Board Room
1468 Madison Avenue and 99th Street (5th Floor), New York, NY 10029

WEBCAST & TWITTER: The summit will be webcast at Participants can ask questions remotely. Registration is required.  Follow the conversation on Twitter @MountSinaiNYC and #BestHospitals

WHO: The summit will bring together top editors in charge of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" annual rankings with senior executives and specialists from the nation's leading hospitals and academic medical centers.  A list of summit participants can be found here

SOURCE Mount Sinai Medical Center