Four Long Island hospitals were ranked among the top 50 in the nation in various adult medical specialties by US News & World Report, the media company announced on Tuesday.
Three of the hospitals – North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park and Huntington Hospital – are part of the Northwell Health system.
The fourth Long Island hospital to be among the Top 50 facilities in the US News & World Report’s 2021-22 best hospital ranking is St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center in Roslyn.
Three Manhattan hospitals were among the top 20 nationally: New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia and Weill Cornell Medical Centers (No. 7), NYU Langone Hospital (No. 8) and Mount Sinai Hospital (No. 17, affiliated with Barnes-Louis Hospital and St. Louis).
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was named the nation’s best hospital.
This is the 32nd edition of the US News’ best hospitals ranking, which is based on measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge to the home, volume and quality of nursing care, among other care-related indicators.
The study evaluated nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties, procedures, and conditions to compile its 2021-22 rankings. Of these, 175 U.S. hospitals achieved a placement in at least one specialty.
North Shore achieved Top 50 national rankings in eight specialties: pulmonology (17th); cardiology and cardiac surgery (21st); orthopedics (24th) urology (25th); geriatrics (29.); diabetes and endocrinology (31.) gastroenterology and gastric surgery (39); and neurology and neurosurgery (46.).
Long Island Jewish was recognized in five specialties: gynecology (15th); neurology and neurosurgery (20.); urology (22.); ear, nose and throat (40) and geriatrics (47).
Huntington Hospital’s orthopedic program ranked 44th in the nation, and its lung program ranked 47th.
St. Francis achieved Top 50 national rankings in five adult specialties: cardiology and heart surgery (24th); gastroenterology and gastric surgery (34th); geriatrics (38); neurology and neurosurgery (34th) and orthopedics (43rd).
US News also published its ranking of hospitals in the metropolitan area and in the state.
The US News survey ranked the North Shore as the fifth best hospital in these locations, St. Francis at No. 6 and Long Island Jewish at No. 7. Huntington was ranked No. 12 in New York, tied with the New York-Presbyterian / Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
Stony Brook University Hospital was tied at No. 14 with St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.
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