• Press Release

Eight Mount Sinai Health System Departments Ranked in the Nation’s Top 25 by U.S. News and World Report

  • New York, NY
  • (July 21, 2015)

Seven departments at The Mount Sinai Hospital and one at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) ranked in the Top 25 in this year’s U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guidebook. This equals the Mount Sinai Health System’s performance in the Top 25 rankings last year.

Four of The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Top 25 departments improved their rankings from last year: Cardiology/Heart Surgery (No. 7, up from No. 10 last year), Gastroenterology/GI Surgery (No. 8, up from No. 9), Neurology/Neurosurgery (No. 14, up from No. 15), and Nephrology (No. 23, up from No. 47).

The other departments at The Mount Sinai Hospital ranked in the nation’s Top 25 were Geriatrics (No. 3), Diabetes & Endocrinology (No. 21), and Ear, Nose & Throat (No. 23).    NYEE’s Ophthalmology department made the Top 25 this year, ranking No. 11.  

Mount Sinai Health System departments ranked in the Top 50 were Urology at The Mount Sinai Hospital (No. 26, up from No. 27) and Ear, Nose and Throat at NYEE (No. 42, not ranked last year).

Six other departments in the Mount Sinai Health System were ranked as “High Performing,” a category that represents the top 25 percent of all hospitals surveyed. They included five departments from The Mount Sinai Hospital – Gynecology, Orthopaedics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, and Rehabilitation – and the Neurology/Neurosurgery department at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

"Our U.S. News rankings exemplify our ongoing commitment to innovative medicine and excellence in patient-centered care," said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. "Mount Sinai is transforming the way patient care is delivered and advancing research on the most debilitating diseases. We remain dedicated to recruiting and retaining top physicians, researchers and medical staff. Every Mount Sinai patient can expect that we will care for you, for life.”

“Mount Sinai is a recognized leader in groundbreaking scientific discoveries that are transforming the way human diseases are diagnosed and treated,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System. “Our world-renowned physicians and scientists are driving innovation in biomedical science and clinical excellence.”

"We are extremely proud of the staff of The Mount Sinai Hospital, who continue to demonstrate their unwavering commitment to delivering quality, safety and superior service in treating patients within our community and beyond," said David L. Reich, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Horace W. Goldsmith Professor of Anesthesiology at the Icahn School of Medicine.  

The Mount Sinai Hospital was ranked third in the New York Metro Area, including the five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, and Northern New Jersey.

Go to http://www.usnews.com/besthospitals to view the 2015-2016 edition of “Best Hospitals,” which will be on newsstands on Tuesday, September 1.

Here are The Mount Sinai Hospital’s 2015-2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings:

Specialty National Ranking
Geriatrics No. 3
Cardiology/Heart Surgery No. 7 (up from No. 10 last year)
Gastroenterology/GI Surgery No. 8 (up from No. 9 last year)
Neurology/Neurosurgery No. 14 (up from No. 15 last year)
Diabetes/Endocrinology No. 21
Nephrology No. 23 (up from No. 27 last year)
Ear, Nose & Throat No. 23
Urology No. 26 (up from No. 27 last year)
Gynecology High-performing
Orthopaedics High-performing
Psychiatry* High-performing
Pulmonology High-performing
Rehabilitation* High-performing

* Based on reputation only

About the US News Best Hospitals Issue
This year’s Best Hospitals showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. In arriving at its rankings for 12 specialties, U.S. News & World Report evaluated each institution's reputation, mortality index, patient safety record, discharges, and other care-related factors, including nursing and technology. The rankings for four specialties, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, and Rheumatology were based on reputation alone, and reflect a three-year running average. To earn Honor Roll status, a hospital must have a combination of at least 6 top rankings within the top 20 of the data-driven specialties, or from top 10 in the reputation only specialties.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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