Lenox Hill Hospital was ranked among the nation’s top hospitals in heart and heart surgery and orthopaedics by U.S. News and World Report in its 2008 annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey.
Ranked #25 for heart and heart surgery and #32 for orthopaedics, Lenox Hill Hospital was one of only four Manhattan hospitals to be named best hospital for these areas.
Just 170 out of 5,453 hospitals in the United States, about 3 percent, scored high enough this year to rank in even a single specialty, according to the magazine.
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 16 key medical specialties. The rankings included 173 medical centers out of more than 5,453 surveyed.
“This accomplishment is the result of the outstanding performance of our physicians, nurses and staff and their exceptional commitment to high quality patient care,” said Gladys George, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lenox Hill Hospital.
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.
The hospital's Orthopaedic Surgery Department has earned a reputation as one of the finest in the country. Its total joint replacement program utilizes the most advanced technologies for knee and hip repair and replacement. The department's physicians also perform surgery of the spine, hands, and feet as well as reconstructive knee surgery, arthroscopy of the knees, shoulders, elbows and ankles, and repair of fractures. The Department's Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT), founded in 1973, was the first hospital-based center in the United States dedicated to the study of sports medicine.