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U.S. News Rates All 11 NYC Health + Hospitals Acute-Care Facilities As ‘High Performing’ in Specialty Areas

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is rated as high performing in six specialty areas

A total of 4,750 hospitals nation-wide were evaluated for the specialty rankings

Aug 02, 2021

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that U.S. News & World Report has rated all 11 acute-care facilities apart of the public health system as “high performing” in at least one specialty or condition area in its 2021-22 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings. NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is rated as a high performing in six areas, further proving its clinical excellence. Out of more than 4,750 hospitals that were evaluated, 175 were nationally ranked in at least one specialty.

“We’re honored to have each one of our hospitals recognized as ‘high-performing’ in at least one area, underscoring our expertise and clinical excellence in the communities we serve,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Machelle Allen, MD. “Recognitions like the U.S. News ratings further assures our patients and communities at-large that they’re receiving nothing less than they deserve within our facilities – the absolute best care.”

Each of NYC Health + Hospitals acute-care facilities rated as high performing in the following specialty categories:

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Attack
  • Psychiatry
  • Stroke

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Failure

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Attack
  • Kidney Failure
  • Orthopedics
  • Pneumonia

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem

  • Congestive Heart Failure

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan

  • Congestive Heart Failure

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes

NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx

  • Congestive Heart Failure

NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes

NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Pneumonia

“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help patients, in consultation with their doctors, narrow down their choice of hospital based on the specific type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis.

“Being included by the U.S. News is a distinct honor and achievement and our Bellevue community is profoundly honored to be associated with such outstanding leadership and teamwork,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Chief Operating Officer Marcia Peters. “Clinical quality, safety and patient experience are the foundation of our strategic pillars, and it would not be possible without the commitment to quality from doctors, nurses, administrative and support staff in psychiatry, stroke and cardiology. Kudos to the teams in achieving superior clinical and patient outcomes.”

“Our multidisciplinary care team has consistently worked on providing excellent care, and improving outcomes for our patients dealing with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, diabetes, and kidney failure” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island CEO Svetlana Lipyanskaya, MPA. “Coney Island hospital is honored to be recognized by the U.S. News as high-performing in these clinical areas. Each and every day, we strive to provide access to patient-centered health care that meets the needs of the residents of South Brooklyn and neighboring communities.”

“NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is deeply honored to have been named by U.S. as a high-performing hospital in six categories,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst CEO Helen Arteaga-Landaverde, MPH. “We are glad that the excellent care we provide for patients affected by a number of serious conditions, including COPD, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, orthopedic issues, and pneumonia, has been recognized on a national level. We look forward to continuing to provide our community with access to outstanding medical care.”

“We are beyond proud of our clinical outcomes for our patients dealing with chronic heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem CEO Eboné M. Carrington, MPA.  NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem has a laser focus Re-Engineered Discharge, which is an evidenced-based strategy to reduce readmissions within thirty days. We know the importance of monitoring our metrics as they pertain to our CHF patients – consistency saves lives.

“NYC Health and Hospitals/Jacobi and /North Central Bronx are pleased to be recognized for providing world-class care by U.S. News,” said CEO Christopher Mastromano.  “Our healthcare heroes work around the clock to make sure our patients are able to access care in a safe environment so they can live their healthiest lives.”

“To be recognized by U.S. News for high performance in congestive heart failure, diabetes, and stroke is an esteemed honor,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County Chief Medical Officer Steven Pulitzer, MD. “Our dedicated critical care team works valiantly every day to provide life-saving care for our most vulnerable patients. We are proud of this recognition and are committed to providing access to quality and effective health care for residents in Brooklyn.”

“NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln’s high-performing ratings is all thanks to the physicians, nurses, and hospital staff for their dedication to our patients, their professionalism, and all-around hard work that has made this recognition possible,” said NYC Health + Hospitals IP Medicine Chief Vihren Dimitrov, MD.

“We are very proud to be named by U.S. News as a high performing hospital for congestive heart failure,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan CEO Cristina Contreras, LMSW, MPA, FABC. “This designation is a recognition of our dedicated staff’s comprehensive, patient-centered work on behalf of the patients and community we serve.”

Data used in the 2021-22 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings come from a period predating the COVID-19 pandemic and were not affected by the pandemic’s impact on hospitals. The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. These ratings help patients begin their search for care and should be used in consultation with a medical professional.

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