Finally, some good news for New York City hospitals.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the nation's largest nonprofit medical center, ranks sixth best in the nation and No. 1 in New York, according to U.S. News Media Group's 2010-11 Best Hospitals.
Best Hospitals 2010-11 ranks 152 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties. The Honor Roll, which NewYork-Presbyterian made for the 10th year in a row, highlights 14 centers ranked at or near the top in at least six specialties based on reputation, death rates, procedure volume and the balance of nurses and patients.
NewYork-Presbyterian ranked in the following specialties: Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Heart & Heart Surgery; Kidney Disorders; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Ophthalmology; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; Psychiatry; Rheumatology; and Urology.
Dr. Herbert Pardes, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, credits an innovative physician and diverse specialist team, advanced technologies and facilities, a strong financial foundation and a practice of putting patients first with helping propel the hospital to a spot among the nation's elite year after year.
"This distinction is a tribute to the continued excellence in the care and service we deliver to our patients every single day," Dr. Steven J. Corwin, executive vice president and COO, said in a statement. "We applaud and thank our amazing staff for their commitment to teamwork, and to putting patients and families first."