Westchester County, New York (PRWEB) July 16, 2013
Northern Westchester Hospital announced today that it has been ranked as one of the best hospitals in New York for 2013-14 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. In addition to being recognized as a Best Hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital was recognized regionally for expertise in Gynecology, Urology, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, and Neurosurgery.
"Providing the highest quality, patient centered care is the primary focus of the staff and physicians at Northern Westchester Hospital. The Joint Commission lists NWH among the top 5% highest quality hospitals in the U.S. and recently AARP The Magazine reported NWH was ranked among the safest hospitals in America by the Leapfrog Group. We are proud of the high level of dedication to patient care by our staff and are pleased to see this being recognized by national organizations, including U.S. News and World Report," commented Joel Seligman, President and CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital.
"A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of," said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. "Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty."
U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.
The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings. The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
About Northern Westchester Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) provides quality, patient centered care that is close to home through a unique combination of medical expertise, leading edge technology, and a commitment to humanity. Over 700 highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and professional staff of caregivers are all in place to ensure that you and your family receive treatment in a caring, respectful and nurturing environment.
NWH has established extensive internal quality measurements that surpass the standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) National Hospital Quality Measures. Our high quality standards help to ensure that the treatment you receive at NWH is among the best in the nation. For a complete list of our services, please visit http://www.nwhc.net.