NY hospitals rank high in U.S. News 'Best Hospitals' list

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U.S. News and World Report's annual survey of "Best Hospitals" lists New York-Presbyterian as the fifth best hospital in the country and the top hospital in New York City for 2019-2020.

The hospitals rounding out the top five list nationally were 1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; 2. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; 3. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore and 4. Cleveland Clinic.

The rankings were  based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

NYU Langone Hospitals made the list at #9 while Mount Sinai Hospital was ranked #14.

It is the 19th consecutive year that New York-Presbyterian was the top-ranked hospital in the city.

"In the three decades since U.S. News began evaluating hospitals, we periodically have revamped our measures to enhance the decision support our rankings and ratings provide to patients," said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at the magazine. "This year we revised the methodology to incorporate new measures of patient-centered care and to enhance how we account for differences in hospitals' patient populations. The new model provides a more comprehensive assessment that is useful to patients, families, and their medical professionals."