NYU Langone Medical Center Achieves Honor Roll Status in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-2013 “Best Hospitals” Ranking

NYU Langone Ranked #2 in New York State and New York Metro Area

NYU Langone Medical Center Achieves Honor Roll Status in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-2013 “Best Hospitals” Ranking

NYU Langone Medical CenterLisa Greiner, 212.404.3532

NYU Langone Medical Center is #11 in the nation on 2012 – 2013 “Best Hospitals Honor Roll,” with 13 nationally ranked specialties, including top-ten rankings in , & , , and . Additionally, NYU Langone and once again based on the number of its nationally recognized specialty areas. State rankings were introduced this year.

“This recognition acknowledges our faculty and staff as among the best not only in New York, but nationwide, for the exceptional services they provide,” said Robert I Grossman, MD, dean and CEO at NYU Langone Medical Center. “They are our most valuable resource, working tirelessly to deliver the highest level of patient care, and we commend them for their unwavering commitment to excellence.”

The Medical Center’s 13 nationally ranked specialty areas are:Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Urology, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Cancer, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, and Nephrology. Obstetrics & Gynecology was also ranked as a “high-performing” specialty. For 23 consecutive years, NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation program has ranked in the “Top 10” nationwide and #1 in New York State.

This ranking is one of a growing number of the Medical Center has recently received for its overall quality of care. Of note, NYU Langone was awarded a Gold Seal of Approval by , reflecting a commitment to high quality care. Earlier this year, the Medical Center was one of only two hospitals in New York City to be awarded with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by for excellence in patient safety. Last year the  named NYU Langone to its “Honor Roll” for the third consecutive year and recognized the Medical Center on its list of “America’s Safest Hospitals.” NYU Langone continues to have the best score among New York City hospitals on four key measures of patient safety (hospital-acquired infections, readmissions, how well hospital staff communicates with patients about medications, and discharge planning), according to , and ranked NYU Langone first among the nation’s academic medical centers for both overall recommended care and surgical care.

For this year’s 23rd annual edition, analyzed roughly 5,000 hospitals in 16 specialties on mortality rates, patient safety, and reputation. Fewer than 150 hospitals are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The printed “Best Hospitals” issue will be available on newsstands the end of August, but can also be accessed on the U.S. News website at .

To find an NYU Langone doctor in New York, call 888.769.8633 or visit .

NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one on the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the world’s first university-affiliated facility devoted entirely to rehabilitation medicine; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services across the Medical Center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center’s tri-fold mission to serve, teach and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to .