Seven NYC Health and Hospital branches rank among best for heart care

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Coney Island Hospital is one of three medical facilities that will treat uninsured Brooklynites under the new scheme.
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Three cheers for NYC Health + Hospitals, which was recently honored as one of the best care providers in the nation for patients suffering heart failure.

U.S. News and World Report released its annual study of more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide on July 30, recognizing the most outstanding hospitals in 16 areas of care — including heart care, neurology, and geriatrics.

Seven NYC Health + Hospitals branches — Coney Island, Kings County, Bellevue, Elmhurst, Harlem, Jacobi, and Lincoln — ranked in the top 10 percent when it came to treating heart failure, a condition where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs, earning the consumer-advice publication’s “high performance” stamp of approval.

“We are honored to have our hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” said Mitchell Katz, president of NYC Health + Hospitals. “It is a testament to our doctors, nurses, and entire staff who strive every day to make their patients the healthiest they can be.”

The head of the Coney Island hospital branch attributed the recognition to its dedicated staff and the modernized medical equipment at the hospital.

“The combination of our multidisciplinary team of clinical experts and state-of-the-art equipment like our cardiac catheterization laboratory creates an environment in which patients thrive and experience better outcomes,” said William Brown.

The U.S. News and World Report uses various data-driven methods to rank the hospitals annually in an effort to help patients make better decisions about where to receive medical care, according to the organization’s Chief of Health Analysis.

“By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties,” said Ben Harder.

— Aidan Graham

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