Across NewYork-Presbyterian’s ten hospital campuses, doctors, nurses, and thousands of employees, waving red and white pom poms, were cheering the news: For the first time in its history, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked among the top five hospitals in the nation, according to the 2019–20 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the No. 5 hospital in the country, according to the annual rankings, and No. 1 in New York. Not only is this the first time the academic medical center has been ranked in the top five nationally, but it’s the first time a New York hospital has achieved this major milestone. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has been the top-ranked hospital in New York for 19 years in a row.
“I can’t tell you how proud I am of everybody that works here and cares for our patients in such an exemplary way,” Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, said to a packed auditorium at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, in an announcement that was streamed live to all NewYork-Presbyterian campuses. “We are New York’s No. 1 hospital and we are a top five (hospital) in the country, and you should all feel very proud of that.”
“An incredible ‘thank you’ to all of you,” said Dr. Laura Forese, executive vice president and chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian. “This is an achievement for everyone.”