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The Mount Sinai Hospital named to the “Honor Roll” of US News and World Report Best Hospitals in America

Top ranked in ten medical specialties: NYEE of Mount Sinai is ranked #10 nationally in Ophthalmology

  • New York, NY
  • (August 02, 2016)

The Mount Sinai Hospital has achieved “Honor Roll” status in this year’s U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guidebook. Mount Sinai was ranked 15th in the nation, out of 20 hospitals on the Honor Roll and approximately 5,000 evaluated by U.S. News.

Seven Mount Sinai Hospital departments ranked among the top 20 nationally in their specialties, and four others were among the top 50. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai was also ranked nationally, No. 10 in Ophthalmology.

"We are extremely proud of our U.S. News rankings, which validate our commitment to innovation, collaboration, and team approach to personalized patient care," said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, CEO and President of the Mount Sinai Health System. "This is an exciting time for Mount Sinai as we continue to shape health care delivery, develop groundbreaking therapies and treatments, and continue to recruit and retain top physicians, researchers, and medical staff."

The Mount Sinai Hospital received top-20 rankings in the following specialties: Geriatrics (No. 3), Gastroenterology/GI Surgery (No. 7), Cardiology/Heart Surgery (No. 8), Diabetes/Endocrinology (No. 11), Nephrology (No. 11), Neurology/Neurosurgery (No. 12), and Ear, Nose, and Throat (No. 20). Ranking in the top 50 were Urology (No. 29), Cancer (No. 38), Orthopedics (No. 42), and Pulmonology (No. 45). The hospital was also recognized as “high performing” in Gynecology, Psychiatry, and Rehabilitation.

“Mount Sinai has a legacy of groundbreaking scientific discoveries that have led to improved methods of diagnosing and treating human disease,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System. “Our outstanding physicians and scientists ensure that we will continue to be at the cutting edge of biomedical science and clinical excellence.”

"We congratulate the staff of The Mount Sinai Hospital on their dedication to quality, safety, and service in treating our patients in 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, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “These national rankings are the result of their exceptional care and efforts, and I remain confident that our staff will continue to receive high recognition in the years to come.”

Along with the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System that received national recognition in the “Best Hospitals” rankings were:

  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel, ranked as High Performing in Neurology/Neurosurgery.
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke’s/Mount Sinai West, ranked as High Performing in Neurology/ Neurosurgery and Nephrology.

Additionally, The Mount Sinai Hospital was ranked third regionally in both the New York City and New York metro area, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s/Mount Sinai West were all ranked 19th regionally and 22nd in the New York metro area, respectively.

Go to http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals to view the 2016-2017 edition of “Best Hospitals.”

Specialty National Ranking
Geriatrics No. 3
Gastroenterology / GI Surgery No. 7
Cardiology / Heart Surgery No. 8
Nephrology No. 11
Diabetes / Endocrinology No. 11
Neurology & Neurosurgery No. 12
Ear, Nose & Throat No. 20
Urology No. 29
Cancer No. 38
Orthopaedics No. 42
Pulmonology No. 45
Gynecology High-performing
Psychiatry High-performing
Rehabilitation Medicine High-performing
Ophthalmology (NYEE) No. 10

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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