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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:

Montefiore Ranked Among the Nation's Best by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2016-2017 “Best Hospitals,” and Montefiore is recognized among the best hospitals in the nation and our region.

Montefiore places in the top 1% nationally for its specialty care in Diabetes & Endocrinology, and among the top 10% in the following areas: Cancer, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Urology, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), heart failure (CHF), Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.

Montefiore’s world-renowned physicians and scientists continue to pioneer innovative treatments for complex cases while care teams deliver coordinated, compassionate care to every patient, placing Montefiore among the nation’s best providers.

Being ranked among the nation’s best hospitals is a testament to our commitment to the principle of doing more for each patient and community we serve.

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) takes its place for the ninth year in a row on the U.S. News & World Report list of the nation’s best children’s hospitals.

The 2016-2017 rankings show that CHAM continues to lead the field in providing innovative, state-of-the-art care in:

Cardiology & Heart Surgery;
Diabetes & Endocrinology;
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery;
Neurology & Neurosurgery

Pediatric Nephrology ranks #17 in the nation, marking our nephrology and renal transplant program as among the best in the country. Orthopedics ranks #22, a ranking that reflects their growing volume of pediatric cases and excellent outcomes. Gastroenterology and GI Surgery has continued to move up year over year and now ranks #30 in the nation. Neonatology is another of CHAM’s nationally recognized specialties—a result of outstanding teamwork and family-centered care that has improved the health of preterm and at-risk infants in our community.

Tobacco-Free Hospitals Campaign: Montefiore Achieves Prestigious Gold Star Status

Montefiore has achieved Gold Star Status as part of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Tobacco-Free Hospitals Campaign, an initiative developed to support hospitals throughout the city in implementing comprehensive quit-tobacco systems.

Montefiore is leading the way in creating wide-ranging services for its employees and patients and is setting the bar for other New York City hospitals. To achieve Gold Star status, a hospital must:

  • Review campus policies and employee cessation services;
  • Complete assessments of inpatient and outpatient quit-tobacco systems;
  • Provide verification that the systems adhere to current clinical practice guidelines and best practices; and
  • Commit to continuous quality improvement through the ongoing identification and treatment of tobacco-using employees and patients.

We are immensely proud of this achievement, which displays our leadership and commitment to the care of our staff

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Health Mental Hygiene Award

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 Honored Nationally for Fair and Inclusive LGBTQ Care

Montefiore is proud to be named a 2017 Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. The distinction was awarded in response to our commitment to providing equitable, knowledgeable, sensitive and welcoming healthcare to members of the LGBTQ community, their families and our associates.

Montefiore received the distinction after participating in the Human Rights Campaign’s Health Equality Index (HEI) survey, which evaluated hospitals and healthcare facilities across the U.S.

The Human Rights Foundation developed the Healthcare Equality Index more than a decade ago to meet the urgent needs of LGBTQ Americans and help close the gap in ensuring equal and inclusive care to LGBTQ patients and their families. Learn more>

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

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.