Two of Weill Cornell Medicine's academic partners — NewYork-Presbyterian and Houston Methodist Hospital — are among the nation's elite hospitals, landing spots on U.S. News and World Report's 2016-17 "Best Hospitals" Honor Roll. The annual rankings, published Aug. 2, make Weill Cornell Medicine the rare medical school to have more than one affiliated hospital on the prestigious list.
Only Harvard Medical School also has two affiliates on this year's Honor Roll.
"We congratulate NewYork-Presbyterian and Houston Methodist for our peers' recognition of the outstanding care they provide. With nearly 5,000 hospitals considered, this is no small feat, and we are incredibly proud to partner with two Honor Roll hospitals that enhance patients' lives," said Weill Cornell Medicine Interim Dean Augustine M.K. Choi.
The national rankings use data on patient safety, death rates and hospital reputation. When compiling the 27th annual Honor Roll list, U.S. News took into account both its national rankings and its procedure and condition ratings, which were added last year and include nine procedures, ranging from hip replacement to heart bypass.
Out of 4,667 hospitals eligible for rankings, NewYork-Presbyterian was ranked No. 6 in the United States and No. 1 in the New York metro area. NewYork-Presbyterian is also ranked in the top 10 in nine out of 16 specialties this year.
"We are extremely pleased to be recognized as the leading hospital in New York and among the best in the nation for the 16th consecutive year," said Dr. Steven Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. "Our collective goal — together with Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine — is to continue to provide the most innovative and compassionate care to patients and their families in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. Patients are — and will always be — our No. 1 priority. We pride ourselves on offering the most advanced treatment options and technology, powered by leading clinical research by our world-renowned physicians and experts. We could not have achieved this honor without our dedicated staff who continues to accomplish amazing feats in healthcare."
At No. 19, Houston Methodist Hospital regained its position in the Top 20 for the first time since 2009. It remains the top hospital in Texas for the fifth straight year, according to the rankings.
"Making the Honor Roll is a tremendous achievement for our physicians, nurses and employees who give the best of themselves every day to our patients," said Dr. Marc Boom, president and CEO of Houston Methodist. "This is validation that we are leading medicine, providing our community the highest quality medical care, research and education for almost 100 years."