"These rankings illustrate Mount Sinai's world-class leadership in providing the best patient care across many specialties," said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "The seamless connection between The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine allows our physician-scientists to develop new treatments, techniques, and protocols that enhance the well-being of both our own patients and those throughout the world."
Geriatrics is now listed as the Number 1 program in the nation, up from third last year. Mount Sinai also continued its remarkable improvement in the rankings for Heart & Heart Surgery. This year, the program ranked 13, up from 18 last year. In 2007, Mount Sinai entered the Heart & Heart Surgery rankings at 41.
This year Diabetes/Endocrinology, Pulmonology, and Urology all received rankings for the first time. Gastroenterology is now ranked fifth, up from seventh last year, and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry, whose rankings are based solely on reputation, both made a significant improvement of three places, to 16 and 18 respectively. Kidney Disease improved one place, and Gynecology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Cancer, and Neurology & Neurosurgery also continued to maintain a strong position.
"Mount Sinai attracts the world’s top clinicians, who serve one of the most diverse and complex patient populations in the world," said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "Our passion for patient-focused research and for providing compassionate care to the unique community around us puts Mount Sinai in a position to translate major discoveries into critical therapies for our patients."
Analyzing 4,852 hospitals in the United States, rankings for 12 of the 16 specialties took into account an institution's reputation, mortality index, patient safety record, discharges, and other factors, including nursing and technology. Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, and Rheumatology are based on reputation alone. The rankings reflect a three-year running average, which means the gains made this year will serve as a strong foundation through 2013.
The 2010-2011 edition of America's Best Hospitals Honor Roll, published by U.S. News & World Report can be found online at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings.
Mount Sinai’s full 2010 rankings were as follows: