What to Know
- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of the 20 best hospitals in the United States and three New York City hospitals made the cut
- Three hospitals in New York City and one in Connecticut were ranked among the best in the nation
- In order to compile rankings, U.S. News analyzed hospital performance in 16 areas of complex specialty care and 9 procedures and condition
U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of the 20 best hospitals in the United States Tuesday and three in New York City made the cut.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked No. 4 in the nation and No. 1 in New York, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual survey of “Best Hospitals” – marking this the 20th consecutive year NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the top-ranked hospital in New York.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital also scored high in specialty rankings, coming in at No. 2 in treating renal diseases and No. 3 in neurology and neurosurgery.
NYU Langone Hospitals came in at No. 9 in the nation, meanwhile Mount Sinai Hospital came in at No. 14.
NYU Langone Hospitals overall came about due to its specialty rankings in orthopedics (No. 4), neurology and neurosurgery (No. 6) and No. 10 in geriatric care as well as in gastroenterology.
Mount Sinai Hospital’s overall ranking was due in part to it also ranking No. 1 in geriatrics, No. 6 in cardiology and heart surgery and No. 9 in gastroenterology and GI surgery.
The top-rated hospital for 2020-2021 is the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, according to U.S. News.
In order to compile the rankings, U.S. News analyzed hospital performance in 16 areas of complex specialty care and rated hospitals in nine bellwether procedures and conditions, including heart bypass, hip and knee replacement, heart failure and lung cancer surgery.
The Best Hospitals Honor Roll takes both the specialty rankings and the procedure and condition ratings into account to come up with an overall rank.
U.S. News distributed points to hospitals if they were nationally ranked in one of the 16 specialties and if they were rated "high performing" in the nine procedures and conditions. The more specialties a hospital was ranked in and the higher the rank was the more points the hospital scored. The top 20 point-scorers made up the Honor Roll.
To learn more about the methodology used, or to see the complete list, click here.