Seeking medical care is an important endeavor that most individuals need to deal with at some point in life. Choosing a quality medical facility and/or provider is essential to obtaining the best services and treatment for you or your loved ones.
In New York, there are numerous options for medical centers and hospitals, and there is a wealth of information available that evaluates, reviews and ranks these facilities. Doing some research prior to choosing a medical facility is advisable. Choosing good care may even help you avoid incidents that might warrant a medical malpractice action. Below is some information about some of the best hospitals in New York.
U.S. News and World Report recently released its 2014-2015 list of the 17 top medical centers in the country, and there were three located in New York. It reviewed over 4,700 medical centers to compile data and select the best of the best.
Factors considered include the following.
- Nurse-to-patient ratios
- Survival rates
- Infection statistics
- Reputation of specialists
New York-Presbyterian University Hospital
This hospital is located in New York City and is ranked the very top hospital within city limits. It is also number six on the U.S. News and World Report national list of top medical centers. The hospital has affiliations with Cornell University and Columbia University in the City of New York and has locations in the Upper East Side as well as Washington Heights. New York-Presbyterian boasts national ranking in nine pediatric and 15 adult specialties. It offers 2,262 beds in its surgical and medical facilities. It is a teaching hospital and carries accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone is also located in New York City. It is ranked number two regionally and number 15 nationally according to U.S. News and World Report. It offers national ranking in 13 adult specialties and has 791 beds. NYU Langone is also a teaching hospital and carries CARF accreditation.
Mount Sinai Hospital
Located in New York City, Mount Sinai is ranked number three regionally and number 16 nationally. The surgical and medical units total 1,048 beds and it serves as a teaching hospital. Mount Sinai is CARF-accredited.
In addition to the three top medical centers listed in the national report, there are several additional medical centers that ranked high on the list of the best hospitals in New York list by U.S. News and World Report. Ask your doctors, family and friends for recommendations when appropriate and do your research.
Choose the facility that best meets your needs based on location, size or specialty.
- St. Francis Hospital: Located in Roslyn on Long Island, St. Francis offers five nationally ranked specialties and 306 beds. It is ranked number four in New York in the U.S. News and World Report.
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Specializing in cancer treatment, Memorial Sloan Kettering is located in New York City. It is ranked number five of the best hospitals in New York and offers four adult and one pediatric specialty ranked nationally. There are 469 beds making up the cancer center.
- University of Rochester Medical Center: Offering nationally ranked specialties in three adult and one pediatric area of medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center is located in Rochester, New York. It is ranked number six in New York and has 781 beds in its surgical and medical facilities.
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Sometimes, even if you find one of the best hospitals in New York from which to receive care, legal assistance may be necessary to manage medical negligence matters. If you are injured or ill and need legal representation for a medical malpractice claim, call Gacovino, Lake & Associates for guidance and legal representation.
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