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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; and

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.

"I could not be more proud of our clinical teams and support staff," says Judy Aschner, MD, Physician-in-Chief, CHAM, and Michael I. Cohen, MD University Chair and Professor of Pediatrics, Einstein. "We are home to some of the world’s leading pediatric specialists and child health investigators; provide our patients access to the latest medical technologies and clinical trials; and deliver the highest quality care with compassion and sensitivity to the needs of the children, families and communities we serve."

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Health Mental Hygiene AwardMontefiore 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 Docs Named on America's Top Doctors Ranking

Montefiore's physicians are named annually in Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s America's Top Doctors®. Gaining continuous recognition from the healthcare community, 351 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 2014 Best Doctors List

Montefiore physicians across many specialties were named in the 2014 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.



Montefiore Recognized as One of Healthcare’s Most Wired Hospitals

In 2014, for the fifth year in a row, Montefiore was recognized in the Hospitals & Health Networks'16th 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.