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Lenox Hill Hospital & Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute Ranked Among America's Best Hospitals

July 18, 2003

Lenox Hill Hospital and its subsidiary, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, were both ranked among the nation's top hospitals in Heart and Heart Surgery and in Ophthalmology, respectively, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey.

Lenox Hill Hospital was one of only two Manhattan hospitals to be named best hospital for heart and heart surgery and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute was one of only three Manhattan hospitals to make the list of best hospitals for Ophthalmology.

The survey, conducted in conjunction with the National Opinion Research Center, a noted social science research group at the University of Chicago, assesses hospital care in 17 key medical specialties. The rankings included 205 medical centers out of more than 6,000 surveyed.

"We are very pleased that Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute were rated among the top hospitals in America," said Gladys George, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. "It is an exceptional achievement that reflects the high quality of care and teamwork provided everyday by our dedicated staff."

Located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Lenox Hill Hospital is home to the Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute (LHHVI) of New York-a national leader in cardiovascular care. From diagnosis to treatment and recovery, the Institute's distinguished team of cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, and radiologists provide a continuum of care to their patients. It has established a tradition of pioneering work in the field of heart disease with such notable milestones as establishing one of the first cardiac catheterization laboratories in New York City, performing the first angioplasty in the nation and also performing the first angiogram in the United States.

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, (MEETI) has one of the oldest and most comprehensive eye care centers in this country. MEETI's ophthalmologists treat both the unusual disorders that affect the eye, as well as, the routine-in both children and adults. In fact, there are more pediatric ophthalmologists on staff at MEETI, than at any other hospital in the country.

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