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Long Island's highest rated hospital, North Shore University Hospital was nationally recognized in nine adult specialties

MANHASSET, NY North Shore University Hospital is Long Island’s highest-rated hospital – and ranked among the top four in the metro area and state, according to U.S. News & World Report

The hospital was nationally recognized in nine adult specialties: orthopedics (tied for 11th best in the country), diabetes and endocrinology (15th), cardiology and heart surgery (20th), pulmonology and lung surgery (tied for 21st), neurology and neurosurgery (tied for 31st), gastroenterology (GI) and GI surgery (tied for 33rd), geriatrics (35th), urology (38th) and nephrology (46th). NSUH is home to the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital, which achieved the best cardiology and heart surgery rankings of any Long Island hospital, and recently launched an adult liver transplant program to complement its highly-acclaimed heart and kidney programs.  

“We have long felt that North Shore University Hospital is a destination medical center for a number of programs and the national rankings of cardiovascular and orthopedics in the Top 20 certainly validates that belief,” said Jon Sendach, deputy executive director at NSUH.

North Shore University Hospital joins four other Northwell Health hospitals — Lenox Hill 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.

US News conducts a separate analysis of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. In the latest survey results released on June 18, Northwell’s Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY, earned top 50 national rankings for exceptional care in nine pediatric specialties. The largest provider of pediatric health services in New York State, Cohen has been ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals by US News for 13 consecutive years.