Westchester County, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2014
Northern Westchester Hospital announced today that it has been ranked as one of the best hospitals in New York for 2014 - 2015 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize 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.
For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 12 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned a regional ranking in even one specialty. NWH was ranked within five different specialties.
“Providing the highest level of quality, patient-centered care is our priority at Northern Westchester Hospital. We have designed and implemented numerous processes that help to ensure that high quality care is consistently delivered to our patients. This recognition by U.S. News & World Report is further testament to the commitment by our physicians and staff to going the extra mile to care for our patients,” commented Joel Seligman, President and CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital.
“The data tell the story – a hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” says U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “A Best Hospital has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients.”
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 extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, 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 are freely available 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.
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