• 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

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: It is consistently ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and top 20 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding and top 5 in the nation for numerous basic and clinical research areas. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

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