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 Recognized as one of the Nation’s Best
Montefiore continues to occupy a position in the top tier of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2017-2018. This annual look at hospitals across the country provides valuable information for healthcare consumers seeking the best care.
Placing again in the top 1% for specialty care in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Montefiore also continues to rank among the top 10% in Cancer, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Urology, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), heart failure (CHF), Colon Cancer Surgery, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
In addition to Montefiore’s strong performance on the national level, we rank in the top ten both in the State of New York and the New York Metro area. This is a notable achievement in a region of the country with an extraordinary concentration of high performing medical institutions.
Montefiore and our Einstein College of Medicine embrace the principle of doing more for every patient in every community we serve. Discovering new lifesaving treatments, deploying the latest technologies and delivering the coordinated, compassionate care every patient deserves keeps Montefiore in the top tier of the nation’s hospitals.
Montefiore Recognized as One of Healthcare's Most Wired Hospitals
At Montefiore, we're wired for success and noted in the new 2017 Health Care's 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 health records (EHRs) for more than a decade. We are also aggressively moving forward to develop innovative technologies to ensure patient safety, more broadly to support accountable care and patient-centered medical home initiatives and harness technology to improve patient access to our healthcare providers.
Health Care's Most Wired Survey is conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks and the American Hospital Association with the assistance of several experts in the field.
Young Adults Employer Champion Award
Montefiore is proud to join Starbucks and Walgreens as one of only seven organizations nationwide to be named a Young Adult Employer Champion by The National Fund for Workforce Solutions. The National Fund promotes economic opportunities, and created this program to honor employers who provide high-quality jobs and successfully hire and retain 18- to 25-year old adults who are unemployed or underemployed.
CHAM Ranks Among the Nation's Best. Ten Years in a Row.
For ten consecutive years, Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) has earned its place on the U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation's best children's hospitals. Urology and Cancer make the list of CHAM's seven nationally ranked specialties again; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery has shown consistent strength ranking at #30. Nephrology continues to rank in the top 25, while Diabetes & Endocrinology advanced within the top 50. Orthopedics is now #23 in the nation, reflecting the department's growing volume and excellent outcomes.
Another of CHAM's nationally ranked specialties, Neonatology, shows the result of outstanding teamwork and family-centered care that improves the health of preterm and at-risk infants in our community. CHAM maintains its leadership position in the region and in New York State—ranking #3 overall, with Nephrology and Orthopedics each taking the number one spot.
"I couldn't be more proud of our national rankings and the dedicated pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists, nurses and associates who deliver the highest quality, multi-disciplinary care for the children, families and communities we serve. From our quality and safety initiatives to our innovative research, CHAM is a leader and one of the top children's hospitals in the country, says Judy Aschner, MD, Physician-in-Chief, CHAM, and Michael I. Cohen University Chair and Professor of Pediatrics, Einstein.
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
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.