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Yale-New Haven Hospital is recognized again by U.S. News & World Report

7/17/2012 — Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) has been included among the top hospitals in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Hospitals." Of the 5,000 hospitals and nearly 10,000 specialists surveyed nationwide, only 140 hospitals were nationally ranked in more than one specialty. YNHH ranked at the national level in 10 of the 16 specialties surveyed.

YNHH had one specialty ranked in the nation's top five: diabetes and endocrinology at #5, while psychiatry at #11 and gynecology at #13 also ranked extremely high. YNHH is the only hospital in Connecticut to be included in the U.S. News & World Report national listings and among the highest ranked in the region.

Yale-New Haven also ranked among the very best in the nation in seven additional medical specialties: cancer; heart and heart surgery, gastroenterology, geriatrics, kidney disorders, ear, nose and throat and pulmonology.

"Our 21st consecutive year on the U.S. News & World Report rankings demonstrates our continued consistency and commitment to the highest levels of patient care," said Peter Herbert, MD, chief of staff at Yale-New Haven Hospital. "It reflects national recognition of the expertise provided at this institution, the world-class leadership attributed to many of our programs and our contributions to the advancement of state-of-the-art clinical care.

According to U.S. News, hard numbers support the rankings in most specialties — death rates, patient safety, procedure volume and other objective data. Responses to a national survey, in which physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also were factored in. The entire national listing is available online at

In the May 2012 U.S. News rankings of American Best Children's Hospitals, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital was nationally ranked in seven out of ten specialties — diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. It was the fifth consecutive year that YNHCH had been included in the national rankings of pediatric services.

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Yale-New Haven Hospital is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine. Yale-New Haven was founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826. Today, the hospital's two New Haven-based inpatient campuses include Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. YNHH's York Street campus and associated ambulatory sites are Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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