Mount Sinai Hospital earns top rankings on the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Honor Roll

By earning "top rankings" in six out of 16 medical specialties, The Mount Sinai Hospital achieved "Honor Roll" status in this year's U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" guidebook.

Another Mount Sinai Health System hospital to be ranked nationally in 2014 was the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (No. 10 in Ophthalmology). Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt were ranked regionally.

"We are proud of our U.S. News rankings as we are committed to innovative medicine and a team approach to personalized patient care," said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, CEO and President of the Mount Sinai Health System. "In this changing health care landscape, Mount Sinai continues to provide coordinated care to ensure the highest quality outcomes for our patients. We are also dedicated to developing groundbreaking therapies and treatments, and we continue to recruit and retain top physicians, researchers, and medical staff."

U.S. News ranks the nation's best hospitals annually, and Mount Sinai ranked 16th on the list of the top 17 honor roll hospitals in the United States this year.

The Mount Sinai Hospital ranked in the top ten in four of the 16 specialties measured: Geriatrics (No. 2), Gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 9), Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology, No. 10), and Cardiology & Heart Surgery (No. 10). Mount Sinai's departments of Rehabilitation Medicine (No. 14), Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 15), and Diabetes & Endocrinology (No. 17) were ranked in the top 20 nationwide. Other specialties in the top 50 were Urology (No. 27), Nephrology (No. 47) and Cancer (No. 48). The Hospital was also recognized as "high-performing" in Gynecology, Orthopaedics, Psychiatry, and Pulmonology.

"Mount Sinai has a legacy of groundbreaking scientific discoveries that has led to improved methods of diagnosing and treating human disease," said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System. "Presently, we are recruiting outstanding physicians and scientists to literally every Department and Institute, thus ensuring that we will continue to be at the cutting edge of biomedical science and clinical excellence."

"We congratulate the staff of The Mount Sinai Hospital on their dedication to quality, safety, and service in treating our patients in our community and beyond," said David L. Reich, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Horace W. Goldsmith Professor of Anesthesiology, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "Their efforts have translated into these exemplary rankings in U.S. News, and I remain confident that our staff will see to it that Mount Sinai and our entire Health System are held in such high regard for years to come."

Along with the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System that received recognition in the "Best Hospitals" rankings were:

• Mount Sinai Beth Israel, which achieved high-performing designation in six specialties, up from five last year: Ear, Nose & Throat, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Gynecology, Nephrology, and Neurology & Neurosurgery.

• Mount Sinai St. Luke's/Mount Sinai Roosevelt, ranked together by U.S. News which achieved the high-performing status in five specialties: Ear, Nose & Throat; Geriatrics; Urology; Nephrology; and Neurology & Neurosurgery.

Additionally, The Mount Sinai Hospital was ranked third regionally in both the New York City and New York Metro Area, while the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai St. Luke's / Mount Sinai Roosevelt were ranked in the 12th, 20th and 24th positions in the New York City area, respectively.

Go to to view the 2014-2015 edition of "Best Hospitals," which will be on newsstands on Monday, August 25.

Here are The Mount Sinai Hospital's 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings:

Geriatrics - No. 2 (up from No. 4 last year)
Gastroenterology - No. 9
Cardiology / Heart Surgery - No. 10 (up from No. 13 last year)
Ear, Nose & Throat - No. 10
Rehabilitation Medicine - No. 14
Neurology & Neurosurgery - No. 15 (up from No. 22 last year)
Diabetes / Endocrinology - No. 17
Urology - No. 27 ("high-performing" last year)
Nephrology - No. 47
Cancer - No. 48
Gynecology - High-performing
Orthopaedics - High-performing
Psychiatry - High-performing
Pulmonology - High-performing


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