Awards and Recognition
Montefiore is an established leader in superior healthcare services. As such, we are consistently recognized by national publications, industry associations and organizations that rank the country’s top physicians and hospitals. Below are a few of the honors Montefiore has received for excellence in the areas of patient satisfaction, quality clinical care, outcomes, exceptional doctors and more:
U.S. News & World Reports "America's Best Hospitals"
Montefiore placed among the top hospitals both regionally and nationally in U.S. News & World Report's “America's Best Hospitals” 2013-2014 survey. Ranked nationally in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, and Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montefiore was also recognized as "high performing" in nine additional specialties: Cancer; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Orthopedics; Pulmonology and Urology.
Montefiore ranked seventh in New York State and seventh in the New York metropolitan area out of 147 hospitals. The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is consistently recognized among the top hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
As an early adopter of electronic medical records (EMRs), Montefiore was also recognized as one of U.S. News Most Connected Hospital for 2012-2013. Montefiore is one of only 3.5 percent of U.S. hospitals that are using EMRs to document doctors' interactions with patients and clinical activities in departments, initiatives designed to improve patient safety and the quality of care.
The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
Montefiore has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. This comprehensive evaluation measures the quality and safety standards of the hospital. The organization looks at the safety of patients, effectiveness of the treatment provided, and the environment of care. The Joint Commission is an independent, nonprofit organization, and is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Learn more here.
Montefiore Named One of New York State’s Safest Hospitals
Montefiore was named one of New York State’s safest hospitals for 2013, as reported in the annual hospital study conducted by the nonprofit Niagara Health Quality Coalition. The NHQC also uses federally endorsed hospital quality indicators to measure performance, creating an annual “Hospital Report Card.” Montefiore appears on the Honor Roll in categories such as Acute Stroke Mortality, Congestive Heart Failure Mortality and Pneumonia Mortality. Hospitals featured on the Honor Roll list have a mortality rate that is statistically significantly lower than the state average. Take a look at the list of America’s Safest HospitalsSM for New York State.
Montefiore's physicians are named annually in Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s America's Top Doctors®. Gaining continuous recognition from the healthcare community, 250 Montefiore physicians were named in the regional edition, Castle Connolly's Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, for providing exceptional healthcare services in a variety of specialties, including Oncology, Cardiology and Pediatrics. Montefiore physicians are also listed among America's Top Doctors for Cancer. Read more.
Montefiore Physicians on New York Magazine's 2013 Best Doctors List
Montefiore physicians across many specialties were named in the 2013 issue of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. This annual ranking identifies the top doctors in New York City, Westchester County, Long Island, and portions of New Jersey and Connecticut. Read more.
In 2013, for the fourth year in a row, Montefiore was recognized in the Hospitals & Health Networks' 15th annual Most Wired Survey for our adoption of technology to support clinical care and patient safety and privacy, infrastructure, business and administrative management, and the continuum of care. A leader in integrating technology into patient care, Montefiore has documented patient information using electronic medical records for more than 10 years. We are aggressively moving forward to develop innovative technologies to ensure patient safety and more broadly to support accountable care and patient-centered medical home initiatives.
Montefiore Earns Gold Star Recognition for Healthy Food Initiative
A meal in one of our cafeterias isn't your standard, stereotypical hospital fare. It's why we're proud that our Wakefield, Moses and Weiler Campuses earned a “Gold Star” recognition (the highest award possible) for our participation in the Healthy Hospital Food Initiative.
As part of the initiative—run by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene—we revamped and took a healthier approach to the food and beverages served in our cafeteria, vending machines and patient meals.
The result (other than our coveted Gold Star) is hospital food that's healthy and just plain delicious. Learn more
Smoke-Free Campus Earns Montefiore Prestigious Bronze Star Award
In recognition for its achievements in tobacco control, in 2012, Montefiore became the first hospital in the Bronx and only the second in New York City to be awarded a Bronze Star by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Montefiore was one of the first hospitals to join the organization's Tobacco-Free Hospitals Campaign and declare a new smoke-free-campus policy applicable to all employees, patients and visitors at all locations. We also sponsor various smoking cessation programs for employees and patients.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Awards Montefiore’s Cardiac Surgery Program Highest Three-Star Rating
For the third year in a row, Montefiore's renowned Cardiac Surgery Program at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care was awarded the highest three-star rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, a nonprofit organization representing more than 6,000 surgeons, researchers and healthcare professionals worldwide. Montefiore was one of only two programs in New York City to receive the three-star rating from the STS, putting it in the top tier of heart surgery centers in the United States.
The STS rating was highlighted in a Consumer Reports cover story titled "The Business of Healing Hearts."
Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care Named Among Nation's Top Oncology Programs
In 2013, Becker's Hospital Review, a leading print and online source of hospital and healthcare industry news, included Montefiore on its nationwide list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs. The hospitals named are on the cutting edge of cancer treatment, prevention and research, Becker's editorial team explained, with their selection based on clinical accolades, quality of care, demonstrated patient-centered care and contributions to the field of oncology.
The Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care was specifically recognized for its research partnership with Albert Einstein College of Medicine as well as for multidisciplinary and team-based care delivery, centered on patients and use of nurse navigators to coordinate and guide each step of the care process.
Stroke Center Designation
The Stern Stroke Center at Montefiore is a primary stroke center designated by the New York State Department of Health. The Center treats more than 1,200 acute stroke patients per year, making it the second most visited stroke center in New York State. Meeting the State’s strict criteria demonstrates the strength of Montefiore’s highly skilled multi-disciplinary team, as well as our commitment to the quality care of our stroke patients.