NYPH Ranked #5 in the Nation and #1 in New York

U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey recognizes the academic medical center for its excellence in numerous specialties.

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.”

U.S. News & World Report evaluated hospitals across 16 specialties and nine procedures and conditions. As Dr. Forese announced that NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital was ranked in the top five nationwide in six specialties, she had to pause for all the cheers. Those specialties are cardiology and heart surgery (No. 4), gynecology (No. 4), nephrology (No. 5), neurology/neurosurgery (No. 4), psychiatry (No. 4) and rheumatology (No. 3), a collaborative program with the Hospital for Special Surgery. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks in the top 10 in 10 specialties this year and in the top 50 in 15 of the 16 specialties evaluated.


“Our dedicated staff works tirelessly every day to deliver the highest quality, most compassionate care to our patients and their families.”

— Dr. Steven J. Corwin


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is one of only 20 U.S. hospitals to be named to the 2019–20 Best Hospitals Honor Roll, a distinction recognizing hospitals that deliver the highest quality of care across a range of specialties, procedures, and conditions.

A leader in medical education, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the only academic medical center in the country affiliated with two world-class medical schools, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine.

The full list of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings is available at health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.