Mount Sinai Ranked Among the Top in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

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Mount Sinai Ranked Among the Top in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

(New York, NY – July 30, 2019) The Mount Sinai Hospital has again been listed on the “Honor Roll” in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. The Hospital was ranked No. 14 nationally, up four spots from last year. Eight departments within the Hospital were ranked among the top 20 nationally in their specialties, up from five last year.

“The rankings reflect our ongoing commitment to innovative medicine and excellence in patient-centered care and are a testament to the talented and compassionate team of physicians, nurses, and support staff who work tirelessly to improve the health and lives of our patients and their families,” said Kenneth L. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mount Sinai Health System. “We are honored to be part of the elite group of hospitals and academic health systems demonstrating expertise in treating complex conditions, advancing medicine, and designing new, efficient models of care delivery.”

“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, 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.”

“This recognition exemplifies our unwavering commitment to delivering quality, safety, and superior service in caring for patients and their families,” 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. “It is a privilege to lead this community of outstanding clinicians and health care professionals who are deserving of this recognition.”  

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai was nationally ranked in Ophthalmology, No. 12. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai West and South Nassau Communities Hospital, the Long Island flagship hospital of Mount Sinai Health System, were all ranked regionally.

The specialties nationally ranked this year:

  • Geriatrics, ranked No. 3
  • Cardiology/Heart Surgery, ranked No. 6
  • Diabetes/Endocrinology, ranked No. 7
  • Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, ranked No. 9
  • Nephrology, ranked No. 11
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery, ranked No. 14
  • Gynecology, ranked No. 18
  • Orthopedics, ranked No. 18
  • Otolaryngology/ENT, ranked No. 28

U.S. News & World Report also ranked Mount Sinai as ‘High Performing’ or in the top 10 percent in the country, in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, and lung cancer surgery. 

U.S. News & World Report evaluates more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions. The Best Hospitals rankings help guide patients who need a high level of care or who have a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Criteria such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels, and other measures largely determine the rankings in most specialties. The rankings are produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

About Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai’s vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Medical Schools”, aligned with a U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 “Best Hospitals” issue. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai West, and South Nassau Communities Hospital are ranked regionally.

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