U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Hospitals
Montefiore continues to garner national recognition with its placement in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" 2011-2012. Montefiore was ranked among the top in the country in Geriatrics; Diabetes and Endocrinology; and Neurology and Neurosurgery, and was 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 also ranked 6th out of 184 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area.
For the fourth year in a row, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore was ranked as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals" and second in the New York metropolitan area. The Children's Hospital at Montefiore was one of only two institutions in the region that ranked in all 10 medical specialties by U.S. News and achieved the highest ranking in Nephrology among all hospitals in the tri-state area.
The rankings are based on national data of the top hospitals around the country for primary and specialty medical services. The regional rankings cover 94 metro areas in the U.S. and include both hospitals that are nationally ranked and hospitals that, while not nationally ranked, have been designated "high-performing" in one or more specialties. New York metro area rankings were based on regional data from hospitals in New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, and Northern New Jersey. The U.S. News methodology includes criteria such as reputation, patient survival, patient safety, and care-related factors such as nursing, technology and patient services.
Montefiore was recognized as one of the nation's "Most Connected Hospitals," according to U.S. News & World Report and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics. Montefiore was one of only 3.5 percent of U.S. hospitals with advanced electronic medical record (EMR) adoption. U.S. News defines "Most Connected Hospitals" as institutions that have advanced EMR adoption and are nationally ranked or have high-performing specialties. Hospitals with advanced EMR adoption are actively integrating EMRs into clinical care in the following ways: placement of medical orders in inpatient units; documentation of clinical interactions with patients; and use in nursing, pharmacy, laboratory and radiology services. These initiatives are designed to improve patient safety and quality of care.
Recently, U.S. News announced the creation of a collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America's Top Doctors® and other guides. Through this partnership, the Castle Connolly Top Doctors database, a list that represents the top one percent of medical specialists in the U.S., is available for 21 specialties on the U.S. News website. We congratulate all Montefiore doctors on this prestigious list.
In 2011, Castle Connolly announced a new online nomination site that is open to all licensed physicians across the country. Any licensed physician can nominate a maximum of ten physicians in his/her own specialty and up to three physicians in most other American Board of Medical Specialty-approved specialties during the course of a one-year period.