A healthcare system with Brooklyn roots was recently named the best hospital in New York State — and ranked third among hospital centers nationwide.
The recently released U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals Honor Roll ranked NYU Langone Health — with locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Long Island — as the best hospital in New York State. Nationally, NYU Langone Health is ranked third.
The healthcare system also ranked nationally in several departments, including number one in the nation for its Neurology and Neurosurgery Department. NYU Langone also ranked in a number of other specialties, including Diabetes and Endocrinology and Geriatrics — both of which the healthcare system came in third for, countrywide.
“This recognition is reflective of one standard of care that is consistently supported by our faculty and staff across each of our hospitals,” said Dr. Robert I. Grossman, chief executive officer of NYU Langone Health and dean of NYU Grossman School of Medicine.
Despite the honors of NYU Langone’s high ranking in several areas, Grossman maintains that no ranking can fully depict the quality of a hospital system.
“It is only when one looks at the constellation of the most respected rating systems collectively that you can really assess how each institution performs,” he said.
Earlier this year, the NYU Grossman School of Medicine was ranked second in the nation for best medical schools for research.
Each year, U.S. News ranks hospitals for excellent care for the most complex cases in 15 adult specialties. In 2022, 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. NYU Langone ranked in 13.
Dr. Bret J. Rudy, senior vice president and chief of hospital operations at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, said the rankings are also reflective of the quality of care the system provides in Kings County.
“We’re incredibly proud of the exceptional quality of care we provide for the Brooklyn community. Our staff has a reputation for excellence and NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is continuing to lead the way by forging strong partnerships with the community and providing innovative medicine, great care and cutting-edge clinical trials to underserved populations,” he told Brooklyn Paper. “While one ranking system does not define us, putting this together with our A rating in Leapfrog and five-star status in CMS distinguishes us from all the other hospitals in Brooklyn as the best in quality and safety.”
The recognition is also poignant, Rudy said, amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“As the city continues to recover from COVID and meet new health challenges, we maintain a deep level of commitment to continuing to increase the services we offer to meet the needs of the diverse Brooklyn community,” Rudy said. “Excellence is ingrained in our culture, and we’ve only just begun. While our achievements speak for themselves, we continue to embrace the challenge to be better tomorrow than we are today.”