The Mount Sinai Medical Center Named One of the Best Hospitals in the United States by U.S. News and World Report

Mount Sinai tops the list for geriatrics and comes in high for numerous other specialties, including gastroenterology and cardiology.

New York, NY
 – July 22, 2010 /Press Release/  –– 

The Mount Sinai Medical Center has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s best hospitals in more specialties than ever before.
Mount Sinai ranked in 13 of the 16 specialties listed, up from 11 last year.

"These rankings illustrate Mount Sinai's world-class leadership in providing the best patient care across many specialties," said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "The seamless connection between The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine allows our physician-scientists to develop new treatments, techniques, and protocols that enhance the well-being of both our own patients and those throughout the world."

Mount Sinai’s full 2010 rankings were as follows: 

               Specialty          National Ranking
  Geriatrics   1
  Gastroenterology   5
  Heart & Heart Surgery   13
  Rehabilitation   16
  Psychiatry    18
  Ear, Nose & Throat   19
  Diabetes/Endocrinology   20
  Neurology & Neurosurgery   24
  Gynecology    28
  Kidney Disorders   29
  Pulmonology   35
  Urology   45
  Cancer    48


Geriatrics is now listed as the No. 1 program in the nation, up from third last year. Mount Sinai also continued its remarkable improvement in the rankings for Heart & Heart Surgery. This year, the program ranked 13, up from 18 last year. In 2007, Mount Sinai entered the Heart & Heart Surgery rankings at 41.

This year Diabetes/Endocrinology, Pulmonology, and Urology all received rankings for the first time. Gastroenterology is now ranked fifth, up from seventh last year, and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry, whose rankings are based solely on reputation, both made a significant improvement of three places, to 16 and 18 respectively. Kidney Disease improved one place, and Gynecology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Cancer, and Neurology & Neurosurgery also continued to maintain a strong position.

"Mount Sinai attracts the world’s top clinicians, who serve one of the most diverse and complex patient populations in the world," said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "Our passion for patient-focused research and for providing compassionate care to the unique community around us puts Mount Sinai in a position to translate major discoveries into critical therapies for our patients."

Analyzing 4,852 hospitals in the United States, rankings for 12 of the 16 specialties took into account an institution's reputation, mortality index, patient safety record, discharges, and other factors, including nursing and technology. Ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and rheumatology are based on reputation alone. The rankings reflect a three-year running average, which means the gains made this year will serve as a strong foundation through 2013.

The 2010-2011 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, July 27.

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 few medical schools embedded in a hospital in the United States. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 15 institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institute of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report. The school received the 2009 Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital among the nation’s top 20 hospitals based on reputation, patient safety, and other patient-care factors. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 530,000 outpatient visits took place.

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