The Mount Sinai Medical Center Rises to No. 14 in Best Hospitals Rankings by U.S. News and World Report

The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranked 14th out of approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2012-2013 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News and World Report, moving up from 16th last year and retaining its spot on the U.S. News “Honor Roll” of the nation’s most outstanding hospitals.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2012

The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranked 14th out of approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2012-2013 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News and World Report, moving up from 16th last year and retaining its spot on the U.S. News “Honor Roll” of the nation’s most outstanding hospitals.

Mount Sinai is nationally ranked in 11 out of 16 specialties and in the top ten in three of those: Geriatrics (#2), Gastroenterology (#7) and Cardiology and Heart Surgery (#10). Mount Sinai made remarkable gains in several specialties, including: Ear, Nose and Throat, which rose from 18 to 11; Neurology and Neurosurgery, which improved from 22 to 15; and Urology, which advanced from 35 to 29. Mount Sinai also improved its year-to-year rankings in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gynecology, and Rehabilitation. In addition, Mount Sinai was high-performing in Psychiatry, Orthopaedics, and Pulmonology.

“Mount Sinai is leading a revolution in healthcare by taking a team approach to practicing medicine, a paradigm that is especially important in light of the changing healthcare landscape,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Our success with this comprehensive care model has earned us our place among the best medical centers in the country, and we are proud to be recognized in these rankings.”

Mount Sinai also ranked among the best hospitals in the New York metropolitan area. Covering 94 metro areas in the United States, the regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance in one or more of the 16 specialties in the Best Hospitals list.

“We are pleased by this special recognition of The Mount Sinai Hospital and our many clinical centers of excellence,” said Wayne Keathley, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital. “This is especially meaningful to the thousands of physicians, nurses, and support staff who serve our very diverse patient population, which includes those from the most affluent and also poorest neighborhoods in America. These physicians and staff represent the front line of health reform and we salute their steadfast commitment to providing the highest quality of care to all patients.”

Dennis S. Charney, MD, Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, said, “Mount Sinai has a legacy of groundbreaking scientific discoveries that has led to improved methods of diagnosing and treating human disease. Presently, we are recruiting outstanding physicians and scientists to literally every Department and Institute, while we plan the opening of our state-of-the-art Center for Science and Medicine, thus ensuring that we will continue to be at the cutting edge of biomedical science and clinical excellence.”

The 2012-2013 edition of the Best Hospitals Honor Roll, published by U.S. News and World Report, can be found online at http://www.usnews.com/besthospitals and will be on newsstands Tuesday, August 28.

This year’s Best Hospitals, the 23rd annual edition, 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, which means the gains made this year will serve as a strong foundation through 2014.

Mount Sinai’s 2012-2013 U.S. News and World Report rankings:
Geriatrics,    #2
Gastroenterology, #7
Cardiology and Heart Surgery, #10
Ear, Nose and Throat, #11
Rehabilitation, #12
Diabetes and Endocrinology, #14
Neurology and Neurosurgery, #15
Gynecology, #25
Urology, #29
Kidney Disorders, #35
Cancer, #42

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 14th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation’s top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Of the top 20 hospitals in the United States, Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and by U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place.

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