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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 ranks as one of the nation's best—again—in the U.S. News & World Report's rankings for 2019-2020, placing in the top 1% of hospitals for complex specialty care in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, neurology & neurosurgery, urology, nephrology, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics and gynecology.
Additionally, Montefiore's complex specialty care in orthopedics was recognized as High Performing, placing it among the top providers in the country. Montefiore also achieved High Performing designations for congestive heart failure, colon cancer surgery, COPD and knee replacement surgery.
"Montefiore's record of achievement is characterized by breakthroughs in the treatment of complex conditions, and we continue to rank as one of America's best as we increase the number of patients served and expand our geographic footprint. Montefiore and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine embrace the principle of doing more for every patient in every community we serve," says Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine.
"Discovering new lifesaving treatments, deploying the latest technologies and delivering highly specialized and coordinated, compassionate care keep Montefiore in the top tier of the nation's hospitals," says Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, President, Montefiore Health System.
The U.S. News & World Report annual study looks at hospitals across the country to provide valuable information for healthcare consumers seeking the best care for both complex medical conditions and routine procedures/conditions.

It’s Official: CHAM Ranks Among Nation's Best for 12 Years in a Row

U.S. News & World Report ranks Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) one of the best in the nation for the 12th year in a row. CHAM also continues its leadership in the New York State region with the #3 ranking overall. CHAM maintains its longstanding #1 ranking in the region for Nephrology, and CHAM’s Gastroenterology & GI Surgery now holds the #1 spot in the region. Cardiology & Heart Surgery advances to the #2 spot. Neonatology, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Orthopedics each ranks #3 in the region.

CHAM ranks nationally in five out of six surgical specialties, with Gastroenterology & GI Surgery advancing to 12th in the nation, demonstrating consistent strength and reflecting the division’s collaboration between medical doctors and surgeons, as well as their cross-disciplinary, team-based care. Nephrology, Neonatology and Orthopedics all advanced to the top 30, with Neurology & Neurosurgery and Urology maintaining their ranking in the top 50. CHAM’s national leadership results from exceptional team-based, family-centered care and the excellent outcomes achieved for our patients.

“We are proud of our rise in the rankings for Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Nephrology, Orthopedics and Neonatology, and with CHAM ranking nationally in five out of six surgical specialties, we’re especially proud of our outstanding collaborative team leadership in these complex care areas,” says Daphne Hsu, MD, Physician-in-Chief, CHAM.

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Top Honors Earned by Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care

Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, which encompasses all divisions within Montefiore's cancer continuum, now joins an elite group of cancer programs that have earned a Three-Year Accreditation with Gold Level Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.

Montefiore also received the CoC's highest honor—the Outstanding Achievement Award—for quality care. This designation was awarded to only 6 percent of CoC-designated cancer programs across the country. These honors reflect Montefiore's outstanding clinical care and research, unparalleled social and emotional support, and outcomes for patients.

Montefiore is currently running 41 National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program trials with a goal to reduce health disparities. The 2017 CoC survey also commended Montefiore for its exceptional distress screening initiatives and education efforts tied to collecting and sharing community data. "Our focus is the patients and their support system, not just the cancer," says Shalom Kalnicki, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Montefiore Einstein, and chair of Montefiore's CoC Cancer Committee.

He added, “We have more research underway than ever before to identify and address all aspects of the disease, including barriers that prevent people from making a full return to being productive members of society.”

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 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 2018.

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

We recently celebrated this important achievement at the Montefiore Associate LGBTQ & Ally Social, featuring a performance by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.

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



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.