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Hospitals in New York Feeling Very Good About Rankings

By DNAinfo Staff on July 15, 2010 2:48pm

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By Nina Mandell

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Need to go to a hospital?

According to the latest rankings by US News and World Report, New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, located in Washington Heights and on the Upper East Side, provides the best care in the state — and the sixth best in the country.

"We congratulate and thank our employees and medical staff for their outstanding commitment to quality patient care," the hospital said in a statement. "We at New York-Presbyterian Hospital also congratulate our Honor Roll colleagues nationwide."

The hospital, which ranked in the top 50 in 11 out of 16 specialties, beat out a number of well-known facilities, including Duke University Medical Center (10th) and the University of Washington Medical Center (12th).

New Yorkers have even more top-10 options for certain specialties.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center was ranked the second-best hospital for cancer treatment in the country and ninth-best for urology, while Mount Sinai Medical Center is the best in the country for geriatric care.

NYU's Langone Medical Center ranked ninth in the country in neurology and neurosurgery in the rankings, while the Hospital For Special Surgery was judged ithe best place to go for orthopedic care and third-best for rheumotology.

Johns Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General, the Cleveland Clinic and Ronald Reagan UCLA medical center beat out the Big Apple's best in this year's rankings.

The rankings were compiled using data that included death rates, nurse–to-patient ratios, and procedure volume for most of the specialties.