Awards and Recognition
A leader in superior healthcare services, Montefiore is consistently recognized by national publications and organizations for patient satisfaction, quality clinical care, outcomes and exceptional doctors. Montefiore received recognition for excellence by the following organizations:
Montefiore placed among the top hospitals in the country in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" 2011-2012. Ranked nationally in Geriatrics, Diabetes and Endocrinology, and Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montefiore was also recognized as "high performing" in nine additional specialties: Cancer; Cardiology and Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology; Gynecology; Nephrology; Pulmonology; Rehabilitation and Urology. Montefiore ranked 6th in the New York metro area out of 184 hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals metro area rankings.
The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) has been recognized as one of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth consecutive year. The 2011-12 rankings feature the top hospitals in 10 pediatric specialties, and CHAM was one of only two institutions in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to be ranked in all 10 specialties.
As an early adopter of electronic medical records (EMR), and a nationally ranked hospital, Montefiore was also recognized as one of U.S. News' "Most Connected Hospitals" in the country. Montefiore is one of only 3.5 percent of U.S. hospitals that are using EMRs to document doctor's interactions with patients and clinical activities in departments, initiatives designed to improve patient safety and the quality of care. Read more.
The Leapfrog Group Gives Montefiore an 'A' for Safety
For the first time, the Leapfrog Group has administered letter grades to over 2,600 hospitals throughout the country and Montefiore Medical Center received a 'A' for its commitment to patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. View Montefiore's Leapfrog score at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
Last year, Montefiore earned The Leapfrog Group's 2011 annual "Top Hospital" designation, the most competitive national hospital quality award in the country. Montefiore was recognized for delivering the highest quality care by preventing medical errors, reducing mortality for high-risk procedures like heart bypass surgery and reducing hospital readmissions for patients being treated for conditions like pneumonia and heart attack. Read more about Montefiore's "Top Hospital" Honor.
Smoke Free Campus Earns Montefiore Prestigious Bronze Star Award
In recognition for its achievements in tobacco control, Montefiore Medical Center has become 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 City organization's Tobacco-Free Hospitals Campaign and declared a new smoke free-campus policy in 2011 that applies to all of its employees, patients, and visitors throughout its Bronx and Westchester locations. Montefiore also sponsors various smoking cessation programs for employees and patients. Learn more about Montefiore's Bronze Star Award.
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 America's Top Doctors: New York Metropolitan 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, across many specialties, were named in New York Magazine's Top Doctors 2012 issue, which identifies the top doctors in New York City, Westchester County, Long Island, and portions of New Jersey and Connecticut. Our physicians have been recognized for reputation, professional qualifications and accessibility to patients. Read more.
America's Most Wired Hospitals" by Hospitals & Health Networks, a publication of the American Hospital Association, for the third year in a row. Surpassing other nationally renowned hospitals adopting technology, Montefiore was recognized for its adoption of technology to support clinical care and patient safety and privacy, infrastructure, business and administrative management, and the continuum of care. Read More.
A Top Provider of Outstanding Patient Care and Safety
Montefiore has been recognized as a top provider of outstanding patient care and safety by The Northeast Business Group on Health (NEGBH), a network of employers, providers and insurers working to improve the quality and reduce the cost of healthcare. Montefiore, one of only two area hospitals that received this distinction, was assessed on a range of quality and safety practices including computerized physician order entry to prevent medication errors, intensive-care unit (ICU) staffing models and measures of quality of care for a number of complex conditions and procedures. Read more about Montefiore's top provider award.
Montefiore Awarded Society of Thoracic Surgeon's Top Rating
for the Second Year in a Row
The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery received the top rating—three-stars—from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for the second year in a row. 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
Becker's Hospital Review, a leading print and online source of hospital and healthcare industry news, has included Montefiore on its nationwide list of "70 Hospitals 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. Specifically, the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care was recognized for its research partnership with Albert Einstein College of Medicine and its current Phase I research studies for Montefiore patients, including examining the effectiveness of Taxol, a chemotherapy drug. Read more about the Center for Cancer Care's latest recognition.