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U.S. News & World Report Names Winthrop-University Hospital among Best in the New York Metro Area
August 2, 2016
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Mineola, NY – Winthrop-University Hospital has been named one of the best hospitals in the New York Metro Area for 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, Winthrop has been recognized for 13 high performing types of care, which include eight high performing specialties and five procedure and conditions of common care. Furthermore, Winthrop earned a prestigious national best ranking in Geriatrics.

The eight high performing specialties that Winthrop was recognized for include Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; and Urology. The five procedure and conditions of common care include aortic valve, colon cancer, COPD, heart bypass and heart failure.

“Winthrop-University Hospital is proud to once again be recognized among the best hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report,” said John F. Collins, Winthrop's President and CEO. “These impressive rankings, both regional and national, are a testament to the high quality care that is delivered each day across a range of specialties by our superior clinical team.”

In June, The Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop was named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings for demonstrating excellence in the specialties of pediatric diabetes and endocrinology, pediatric urology and pediatric pulmonology.

“Compassionate, quality care is at the forefront of everything we do at Winthrop, and the annual recognitions we receive from U.S. News & World Report are evidence of our continued commitment to our patients and to a powerful guiding principle – Your Health Means Health Everything,” added Mr. Collins.

“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1. For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

About Winthrop-University Hospital

Founded in 1896 by a group of local physicians and concerned citizens, Long Island’s first voluntary hospital is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center and ACS Level 1 Trauma Center offering a full scope of inpatient and outpatient programs and services to address every stage of life.

Ever changing and growing with the diverse community it serves, Winthrop is, in many ways, a unique institution, simultaneously large and small, regional as well as local. Winthrop has the country’s highest volume CyberKnife Center and is one of the busiest TAVR centers in the country. It is the first Baby Friendly Hospital on Long Island, and has a Magnet-designated nursing staff. Recognized by Healthgrades as one of the top five percent of hospitals in the U.S. for clinical excellence, Winthrop successfully blends the progressive philosophy, sophistication and advances of a teaching and research institution with a personal approach to patient care – an approach that has become the cornerstone of our organization.

For more information about the breadth and depth of services at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP.

Contact: Leanna Cherry
Assistant Director, PR
(516) 663-2234