Local hospitals among the nation’s best

July 23, 2012 by  

On Tuesday, July 17, the results of the US News & World Report were released and were encouraging for local hospitals. This annual survey rated the nation’s 4800 hospitals in 12 different areas of medicine, including cancer, cardiology and neurology. The aim of the survey was to reduce each discipline to 50 hospitals in order of rank, based on defined criteria such as specialties, survival rates, and nursing services.

Two hospitals located near Port Washington made the final list, with St. Francis Hospital ranked as fourth in the state of New York and North Shore University Hospital qualified in five clinical areas. Huntingdon Hospital and Winthrop University Hospital were also rated among the nation’s top 50. It is likely that many of the 148 hospitals that ranked in one of the 12 clinical areas will utilize the service of printing companies to promote this fact. The use of poster and banner printing is likely to aid hospital fundraising activities and attract new patients.

As two North Shore-LIJ hospitals qualified, Dr. Jeremy Boal, MD, Senior Vice-president, and CMO, was understandably delighted and said:

“In US News’ latest hospital report, North Shore-LIJ demonstrates it can rank among the best hospitals in the nation in multiple specialties, providing our patients with quality care and access to top clinical teams across the New York metropolitan area.”

As for St.Francis Hospital, it was ranked the best in the country in four different specialties: gastroenterology, neurosurgery, geriatrics, and neurology. Proud of this achievement, Alan D. Guerci, M.D and hospital CEO, praised all involved for their skill, focus, and dedication.