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Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2013
Contact: Carolann Martines
Publications Specialist
(516) 663-2234
cmartines@winthrop.org

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AMONG THE BEST IN THE NEW YORK METRO AREA



Winthrop-University Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14 in the New York Metro Area by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, Winthrop was ranked as having 12 high performing specialties, including cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; urology; and, new for this year, diabetes and endocrinology.

The annual U.S. News Best rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“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 are a testament to the quality care that is delivered each day across the wide range of services that are provided to patients by our outstanding team of physicians, nurses and clinical staff.”

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.

Winthrop is a 591-bed teaching hospital located on Long Island in Mineola, NY. A major regional healthcare resource, the Hospital offers a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services delivered by an outstanding medical staff using the most sophisticated medical technology available. Winthrop is a New York State-designated Regional Trauma Center, a New York State Department of Health-designated Stroke Center, a New York State Regional Perinatal Center (RPC), and a Level 4 Epilepsy Center. Winthrop has also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Advanced Certification for Inpatient Diabetes Care, the first major teaching hospital in New York State to achieve this certification. As part of its mission as a teaching hospital, Winthrop physicians and scientists are engaged in groundbreaking basic and clinical biomedical research.

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