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U.S. News Ranks NYC Health + Hospitals’ Acute Care Sites as ‘High-Performing’ Across Specialties

Each of the health care system’s 11 public hospitals are considered among the best in the nation for treating Congestive Heart Failure; Hospitals also ranked high-performing in other clinical areas Recognition builds on NYC Health + Hospitals’ commitment to providing high-quality, comprehensive health care to all New Yorkers

Jul 28, 2022

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that its 11 public hospitals are each ranked as “high-performing” in at least one category by U.S. News & World Report in their 2022-23 Best Hospitals rankings. The annual report helps guide patients, in consultation with their doctors, to the right hospital when they need care. U.S. News Best Hospitals ranked hospitals in the U.S. in 15 adult specialties, as well as recognized hospitals by state, metro, and regional areas for their work in 20 more widely performed procedures and conditions.

“Every New Yorker deserves access to quality health care,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “I’m proud that every one of NYC Health + Hospitals’ public hospitals have been recognized for the world-class care they offer to some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers across the city.”

“We are so honored to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report for our patient-centered care. This wouldn’t be possible without the expertise and dedication of our health care workers,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “Congratulations to all of our hospitals and thank you for providing New Yorkers with the highest quality care.”

Facilities and their category recognized as high-performing are:

“We are proud that so many of our services are listed as high-performing in the 2022-23 Best Hospitals rankings,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue CEO William Hicks. “This recognition from U.S. News is a testament to the excellent care provided by our skilled physicians and medical professionals. Our patients and their families know they can rely on us for excellent care.”

“NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island is honored to have been named by U.S. News World Report as ‘high performing’ in four categories. Our multidisciplinary team excels in caring for patients dealing with congestive heart failure, COPD, diabetes, and stroke,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island CEO Svetlana Lipyanskaya, MPA. “We have made significant investment in primary care to address chronic diseases such as diabetes, and have onboarded several life-saving services and programs, including: a new cardiac catheterization lab, a new percutaneous coronary intervention program, and certification by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Adding these life-saving clinical services ensures that care for heart attack and stroke – for which a quicker response means a better outcome – is available right here in our community.”

“NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is deeply honored to have been named by U.S. News and World Reportas a high-performing hospital in seven categories,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst CEO Helen Arteaga-Landaverde, MPH. “Our healthcare team is glad that the outstanding care we provide for patients affected by a number of serious conditions, including COPD, heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, orthopedic issues, and pneumonia, has been recognized on a national level. This accolade also demonstrates how a commitment to increasing health equity and healthcare access can result in excellent outcomes for patients who live in underserved communities. We look forward to continuing to provide our patients with high-quality care that can profoundly impact social determinants of health.”

“I am very proud to lead Harlem Hospital Center.  Our care team has continuously monitored and improved our outcomes for our patients dealing with chronic heart failure,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem CEO Georges H. Leconte. “On behalf of our health professions, I say a hearty thank you to the U.S. News and World Report for ranking us as high-performing with Congestive Heart Failure patients.   We strive to be a community hospital that addresses the health indices in our community. This acknowledgment exemplifies the work that we are doing for the betterment of our community.”

“We have an amazing team of health leaders, physicians, nurses, and support staff and it is such an honor to achieve such accolades from U.S. News & World Report, especially during these unprecedented times in healthcare,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi | North Central Bronx CEO Christopher Mastromano. “Our teams at Jacobi and North Central Bronx consistently demonstrate outstanding compassion, dedication, and expertise each day. I am beyond proud of their commitment to mitigating chronic diseases and providing person-centered care.”

“I am extremely proud to announce that NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County is recognized for providing high-quality care to our patients and community at large, as reflected in U.S. News 2022-23 Best Hospitals Rankings in the areas of Congestive Heart Failure, COPD, Diabetes, and Stroke,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County CEO Sheldon McLeod. “We are dedicated to promoting our values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence (ICARE) in all that we do to support better patient outcomes.”

“We are honored our congestive heart failure, COPD, diabetes, kidney failure and stroke specialties were ranked as high-performing, in the 2022-23 Best Hospitals rankings by US News and World Report,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln CEO Christopher Roker. “It’s a testament to the quality of care provided at Lincoln and what the Bronx deserves.”

“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, along with recently achieving an A grade from Leapfrog, and our designation as a Million Hearts Hospital by the CDC and CMS, illustrates that high-quality patient care and patient safety remains the highest priority for everyone at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan”

“It is indeed an honor to be listed among U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings for 2022-23, and especially to be recognized for our achievements in treating congestive heart failure, COPD, and diabetes management,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens CEO Neil J. Moore, MBA, MPA, FACHE. “It is gratifying to know that our hospital is excelling in these medical disciplines which are so vital to the people in our community, and that they can find the high-quality healthcare they need right here at Queens.  I am proud of the good work being accomplished by our medical staff, who continue to serve our community faithfully and well on a daily basis.”

“On behalf of the Woodhull Team, we are grateful for Woodhull’s recognition by U.S. News and World Report Hospital Ranking for our rating as “high-performing” in the areas of congestive heart failure and pneumonia,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull CEO Gregory Calliste. “This is reflective of the dedication and commitment of the Woodhull staff in ensuring the highest quality care for our patients and also in pursuing our vision of being a model hospital and hospital of choice for the North Brooklyn community.”

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About NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or Twitter at @NYCHealthSystem.