Lenox Hill Hospital was ranked among the nation's top 50 hospitals in Heart and Heart Surgery in US News & World Report's 23rd annual Best Hospitals edition released today. Lenox Hill was ranked 34th in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery.
This year's Best Hospitals report highlights more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals, with only 140 hospitals ranked nationally in at least one of 16 adult medical specialties.
In addition to its national ranking, Lenox Hill Hospital was ranked #12 in the state of New York and received a total of 11 “high performing” designations for its clinical performance in Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Otolaryngology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology and Urology.
In each specialty in which a hospital was a candidate, it received a US News score from 0 to 100 that was based on four elements: reputation, patient survival, patient safety and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. After all hospitals that met the benchmark in a specialty were scored, the top 25 percent were identified and the top 50 performers were then ranked.
Lenox Hill Hospital has been ranked nationally on US News' list for cardiology and cardiac surgery for six of the past nine years. "Being recognized in the top 50 cardiology and heart surgery programs in America by US News and World Report indicates Lenox Hill’s reputation and accomplishments extends from coast to coast," said Gregory Fontana, MD, the hospital's chair of cardiothoracic surgery. “With the support and significant investment in Lenox Hill Hospital’s cardiology and heart surgery programs by the North Shore-LIJ Health System, we are assured to remain a leader in cardiac care for our community and beyond.”
Complete rankings and methodology are available at: www.usnews.com/besthospitals.