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U.S. News & World Report ranks Yale New Haven Hospital among the top on eight national specialties for 2021 “America’s Best Hospitals”

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

NEW HAVEN, CT (July 27, 2021) – Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) continues to rank among the top U.S. hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” listing. Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals surveyed, YNHH ranks nationally in 8 of 15 specialties.

“We are very pleased to be named again to the U.S. News & World Report ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ listing,” said Keith Churchwell, president, Yale New Haven Hospital. “This national recognition comes at a momentous time in healthcare. The talent and dedication of our entire medical community, coupled with the advances in treatments is a reflection of the on-going commitment to those we serve at a time when the focus and needs of healthcare continue to change daily. As Connecticut’s top-ranked hospital, we are proud to provide the highest level of care to patients and families hand-in-hand with innovative research in an academic environment.”

Yale New Haven Hospital ranked #11 in Psychiatry. In addition, YNHH also performed well in Geriatrics (#21), Pulmonology (#27), Diabetes and Endocrinology (#33), Neurology and Neurosurgery (#42), Gastroenterology (#45) and Gynecology, Ear, Nose and Throat (both at #47).

The U.S. News “Best Hospitals” rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of specialists. The ranking 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

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.