The Mount Sinai Medical Center Named to Honor Roll of America’s Elite Hospitals By U.S. News and World Report

The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranks 16 out of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2011-2012 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report, and earns a spot on the “Honor Roll.”

 – July 19, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

The Mount Sinai Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation's top hospitals in the 2011-2012 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report, ranking 16 out of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide, and earning a spot on the U.S. News "Honor Roll" of America’s best hospitals. Mount Sinai scored highly in 12 of 16 specialties, improving in nine specialties over the 2010 rankings, and maintaining its strong standing in three other areas, including its No. 1 ranking in Geriatrics.

"Despite economic and political challenges facing the health care industry, Mount Sinai’s position on the Honor Roll is indicative of our commitment to grow and to treat the patients who require the most sophisticated and complex care," said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "That enterprising spirit makes us a national leader in this area, and we are proud to be recognized in the rankings."

Mount Sinai retained its No. 5 ranking in Gastroenterology , and continued its remarkable improvement in Heart & Heart Surgery, which ranked 11 this year, up from 13 in 2010, and 41 in 2007. Mount Sinai also improved its year-to-year rankings in Cancer, Urology, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Kidney Disorders, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Ear, Nose & Throat, and Gynecology.

In the four specialties where rankings were based solely upon reputation, Rehabilitation rose to 14 from 16 last year, and Psychiatry maintained its strong position at 18.

"We are pleased by this public recognition of our success in building top ranked clinical programs," said Wayne Keathley, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Mount Sinai Hospital. "This is a team effort that includes world-class physicians, nurses, and support staff to make it possible."

Mount Sinai also ranked among the best hospitals in the New York metropolitan area. Covering 94 metro areas in the United States, the regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance in one or more of the 16 specialties in the America’s Best Hospitals list.

"The partnership between Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Mount Sinai Hospital creates a unique synergy between transformative research and excellence in clinical care that fundamentally changes the practice of medicine," said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "That legacy of translational research is what put Mount Sinai on the map, and combined with our commitment to comprehensive care, we will continue to rise in the rankings in years to come."

In arriving at its rankings for 12 specialties, U.S. News & World Report analyzed 4,825 hospitals in the United States, taking into account 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, which means the gains made this year will serve as a strong foundation through 2014.

The 2011-2012 edition of America's Best Hospitals Honor Roll, published by U.S. News & World Report can be found online at and will be on newsstands Tuesday, August 30.

Mount Sinai’s full 2011 rankings were as follows:

Specialty National Ranking
Geriatrics 1
Digestive Disorders 5
Heart & Heart Surgery 11
Rehabilitation 14
Diabetes/Endocrinology 15
Ear, Nose & Throat 18
Psychiatry 18
Neurology & Neurosurgery 22
Kidney Disorders 25
Gynecology 26
Urology 35
Cancer 41


About The Mount Sinai Medical Center 

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report. 

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 16th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation’s top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Of the top 20 hospitals in the United States, Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place. 

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