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The Manhattan hospital is also named as one of the top-5 hospitals in New York

NEW YORK, NY – Lenox Hill Hospital has been ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals for 2019-20 in diabetes and endocrinology (9), ear, nose and throat (24), urology (32-tie), nephrology (38), cardiology and heart surgery (44-tie) and geriatrics (49) in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals edition released today. U.S. News also designated Lenox Hill as one of the top five hospitals in the state of New York.

The Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. This year, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions to compile its rankings. Just three percent of all the hospitals assessed earned a national ranking in even one specialty.

“This exceptional achievement reflects Lenox Hill’s unwavering dedication to attaining excellence across a broad spectrum of clinical areas,” said Jill Kalman, MD, executive director of Lenox Hill Hospital. “Our doctors, nurses and staff are deeply committed to providing the highest level of care possible to each one of our patients.”

In addition to its national rankings, Lenox Hill Hospital received a total of five “high performing” designations in the areas of cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and lung surgery, and orthopedics. The hospital was also given “high performing” status for the following common procedures and conditions: COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, lung cancer surgery, hip replacement, and knee replacement.

Lenox Hill Hospital joins four other Northwell Health hospitals — North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Huntington Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital — in achieving top-50 ratings among the medical centers that were analyzed across the country. In addition, Cohen Children’s Medical Center received national rankings in nine pediatric specialties in a separate U.S. News survey released last month on the nation’s best children’s hospitals.

Northwell is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer with 23 hospitals, 750 outpatient facilities and more than 13,600 affiliated physicians. Its 70,000 employees include 4,000 employed doctors and more than 16,000 nurses.

This marks the 30th edition of U.S. News’ Best Hospitals rankings. Its methodologies in most areas of care are 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. The specialty rankings and data were produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization.