Eight Mount Sinai Health System Departments Ranked in the Nation’s Top 25 by U.S. News and World Report
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:
|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)|
|Nephrology||No. 23 (up from No. 27 last year)|
|Ear, Nose & Throat||No. 23|
|Urology||No. 26 (up from No. 27 last year)|
* 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 New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty and our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally by U.S. News & World Report.