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U.S. News & World Report places Yale New Haven Hospital on nine national specialties

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

YNHH is Connecticut’s top hospital

NEW HAVEN, CT (July 28, 2020) – Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) continues to rank among the top U.S. hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Hospitals” listing. Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals surveyed, YNHH ranks nationally in 9 of 16 specialties.

“We are very pleased to be named to the U.S. News & World Report ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ listing,” said Thomas Balcezak, MD, chief clinical officer at Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). “First, this honor spotlights the hard work and dedication of our very talented team of physicians, nurses and staff with deserved national attention and recognition. Second, as we have seen this past year, it has meant adapting to the rapid, and at times unpredictable and ever-changing landscape of healthcare. This designation is a reflection of that on-going commitment to those we serve at a time where our patients and their families have needed us perhaps more than ever.”

YNHH placed Psychiatry (#10) in the nation’s Top 10. YNHH also ranked well in Geriatrics (#20), Diabetes and Endocrinology as well as Pulmonology (each #31), Neurology and Neurosurgery (#32), Kidney Disorders (#35), Gastroenterology (#41), Ear, Nose and Throat (#48) and Orthopedics (#50).

The U.S. News “Best Hospitals” rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of specialists. The rankings methodology factors in objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival, discharge-to-home rates, patient volume and nursing quality. In addition, patient outcomes, clinical services and processes, and compliance with best practices are also considered. The entire national listing is available online at www.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. www.ynhh.org

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