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Among the nation's top 50 hospitals in six adult specialties, LIJ Medical Center was also ranked eighth in the New York State and in the metro area

NEW HYDE PARK, NY – Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center has been ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in six adult specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report. The report also ranked LIJ eighth in the metro area and New York State.

U.S. News rated LIJ top 50 in six specialties: Ear, nose and throat (18th best in the country), gynecology (21st), orthopedics (24th), urology (31st), diabetes and endocrinology (tied for 33rd) and nephrology (tied for 35th).

The Katz Women’s Hospital at LIJ Medical Center delivers more babies than any facility in New York State to lead Northwell Health, a system that is responsible for about one percent of all deliveries nationwide. LIJ Medical Center opened a $14 million, 10,253-square-foot endoscopy suite and the hospital offers a novel treatment for sleep apnea through hypoglossal nerve stimulation called Inspire therapy. Quality of care is also evident from its Magnet designation as a nursing center of excellence.

“The recent ratings from U.S. News & World Report are meaningful to us at LIJ Medical Center as it reinforces hard work and dedication of our team,” said Michael Goldberg, LIJ’s executive director. “In addition to U.S. News, we have also received center of excellence designations for our Orthopedics Hip and Knee replacement program as well as Diabetes care. We are a local market leader in ear, nose, and throat performing innovative, state-of-the-art procedures such as the Inspire program which aims to cure sleep apnea. The Urologic program is part of our minimally invasive and robotic surgery programs, which are also recognized as centers of excellence by the surgical robotic corporation. These awards and more demonstrate our commitment to providing the community with the best options when it comes to managing their health.”

Long Island Jewish Medical Center joins four other Northwell Health hospitals — Lenox Hill Hospital, Huntington Hospital, North Shore University 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.

“The 23 national rankings achieved by Northwell hospitals reaffirm the extraordinary talent, commitment and dedication of our clinical teams across the region, whose hard work, patient-focused care and superior outcomes distinguish Northwell as a destination of choice among consumers,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health.

U.S. 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 U.S. News for 13 consecutive years.