YNHH sole Connecticut hospital nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Yale-New Haven Hospital continues to rank among the top U.S. hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Hospitals." Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals surveyed, YNHH ranks nationally in 10 of 16 specialties.

In sixth place, diabetes and endocrinology again ranks in the nation's top 10, while psychiatry is at #11, gynecology at #14, and gastroenterology and GI surgery at #18. YNHH is also the only Connecticut hospital to be included in the U.S. News & World Report national listings and is among the highest ranked in the region.

In addition, Yale-New Haven is ranked among the best nationally in six other medical specialties: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; nephrology; and pulmonology.

"For 22 consecutive years, Yale-New Haven's consistent presence in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings shows the national recognition of our skilled physicians, nurses and staff and their dedication to providing safe, high-quality care to our patients and families," said Peter Herbert, MD, chief of staff. "Across the entire hospital, this honor is a direct reflection of their hard work, compassion and commitment to the best patient care."

According to U.S. News, hard numbers support the rankings in most specialties — death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. The entire national listing is available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals.