Montefiore Medical Center - 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:



One of the Nation’s Best–Again

Montefiore Einstein ranks as one of the nation’s best—again—in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for 2023–2024, placing in the top 1% percent of hospitals for complex specialty care in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, and orthopedics.

Out of more than 6,000 hospitals in the United States, our diabetes and endocrinology care ranks #31 nationally; cardiology and heart surgery advanced two positions to #31; cancer ranks #35; and orthopedics ranks #46 nationally.

Montefiore Einstein’s complex specialty care in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology were recognized as High Performing, placing it among the top providers in the country.

Additionally, Montefiore Einstein achieved High Performing designations for the following procedures and conditions: aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, lung cancer surgery, pneumonia, stroke, and uterine cancer surgery.

“Montefiore Einstein is a premier destination for people from around the world seeking the highest levels of care for the most complex medical conditions. With hundreds of millions of dollars of innovative research and 800 active clinical trials, our discovery of new lifesaving treatments, deployment of the latest technologies, and delivery of highly specialized and coordinated care by the most compassionate, world-renowned medical experts keep us in the top tier of the nation’s hospitals,” says Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Montefiore Einstein.

Montefiore Einstein’s member hospitals continue their leadership in the region.

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital ranked #32 as one of the nation’s Best Rehabilitation Hospitals, gaining recognition for exemplary care for those recovering from traumatic injury, stroke, heart attack and other conditions.

White Plains Hospital (WPH) is the highest ranked hospital in Westchester and the only hospital in Westchester to receive a “Best Regional Hospital” designation for five consecutive years. In addition to earning regional recognition, WPH also ranked as High Performing in several advanced specialties, including neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, pulmonology & lung surgery, and geriatrics—and for treating conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, colon cancer surgery, COPD, diabetes and pneumonia.

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital maintained its High Performing designation for heart failure and gained two High Performing designations for diabetes and heart attack.

Montefiore New Rochelle gained High Performing designations for diabetes and hip fracture.

Montefiore Mount Vernon gained a High Performing designation for pneumonia.


CHAM Ranks Among the Nation’s Best for 16 Years in a Row

U.S. News & World Report ranks Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Einstein (CHAM) one of the best in the nation for the 16th year in a row. CHAM also continues its leadership in New York City, maintaining its #3 ranking overall. CHAM upheld its long-standing top specialty rankings in New York City, with Nephrology ranking at #1, Gastroenterology & Gl Surgery ranking #2, and Diabetes & Endocrinology taking the #3 spot.

Our nationally ranked specialties have a long history of excellence.

Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology

CHAM is one of only three American Diabetes Association-approved facilities in New York City. The multidisciplinary Diabetes Care Team provides in-depth evaluation and counseling for patients with diabetes mellitus and education in all aspects of diabetes care, including skills assessment and teaching, insulin pump training and continuous subcutaneous glucose monitoring.

Pediatric Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

CHAM is one of the select few pediatric programs in the region to offer endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the evaluation and treatment of pancreatic and biliary disorders, including the first ERCP performed in an infant in the region.

Pediatric Nephrology

The Ira Greifer Children’s Kidney Center at CHAM is one of the nation’s largest, most experienced and innovative facilities dedicated to caring for children with kidney conditions. The first to treat children with kidney failure and perform the first pediatric kidney transplant in New York State, CHAM’s Children’s Kidney Center now has one of the largest hemodialysis and transplant programs in the region and country.

“I am proud of my colleagues—who compassionately provide the most advanced and specialized care to children with a wide range of health challenges—for their regional and national leadership in their fields. CHAM has ranked as one of the nation’s best since the inception of the U.S. News rankings 16 years ago.” Michael D. Cabana, MD, MPH, Physician-in-Chief, CHAM, and The Michael I. Cohen, MD, University Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine



Montefiore Honored Nationally for Fair and Inclusive LGBTQ Care

Montefiore’s commitment to providing equitable healthcare to LGBTQ patients and a safe, inclusive workplace environment for associates has been recognized by our designation as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality in the Human Right’s Campaign’s Health Equality Index 2022.

We achieved leader status for the sixth year in a row, and received a perfect score in this year’s survey.

Please go here to learn more about LGBTQ Care at Montefiore.



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.

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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 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



Comprehensive Stroke Center Designation

The Stern Stroke Center at Montefiore is a comprehensive 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.