NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst among best in New York, according to U.S. News and World Report

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U.S. News and World Report has included NYC Health +Hospitals/Elmhurst among its latest annual list of the best hospitals in New York state. It was one of ten NYC Health + Hospitals locations named in the list.

This marks the first time that NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst appeared on this list. It ranked 26th in the New York Metro Area and 28th in New York state.

The main contributing factors to the hospital making the list were its high marks in treating patients for heart failure, diabetes, kidney failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke, hip fracture and pneumonia.

When it came to producing the rankings, U.S. News and World Report assessed criteria like patient length of stay, readmission or death within 30 days of discharge, nurse staffing, patient satisfaction scores and data transparency. The list was released on Aug. 16.

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the United States. It serves more than 1 million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city. A large network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees works to empower New Yorkers, without exception, to live their healthiest lives possible.

U.S. News and World Report is a digital media company that releases annual consumer guides on a wide array of topics, including colleges, graduate schools and more.  It reaches a monthly audience of more than 40 million people.