U.S. News & World Report once again recognizes Yale New Haven Hospital
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
YNHH only hospital in Connecticut nationally ranked
NEW HAVEN, CT (August 2, 2016) – Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) continues to rank among the top U.S. hospitals, and the only nationally ranked hospital in Connecticut, 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 11 of 16 specialties.
The hospital’s Geriatrics and Psychiatry specialties rank in the nation’s top 10 at #10 each, while Pulmonology ranks #12, Diabetes and Endocrinology rank #16, Gastroenterology ranks #23 and Neurology and Neurosurgery ranks #25.
Yale New Haven Hospital is ranked among the best nationally in five other medical specialties: Urology #29, Ear, Nose and Throat #33, Kidney Disorders #34, Gynecology #35 and Cancer #50.
“We are all very proud that Yale New Haven Hospital has again been recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report,” said Thomas Balcezak, MD, chief medical officer at YNHH. “These rankings demonstrate our consistent ability to grow so many of our patient-centered services and at the same time, deliver the highest quality of care across the board. That U.S. News & World Report recognizes these achievements means we are fulfilling our goals to provide the best care to the people of Connecticut and beyond.”
According to U.S. News & World Report, hard numbers support the rankings in most specialties – death rates, patient safety, procedure volume and other objective data. The entire national listing is at usnews.com/best-hospitals.
In June, U.S. News released its “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, and six Yale New Haven Children's Hospital specialties were recognized.
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.
With the warmest spate of weather descending upon Connecticut and the eastern portion of the United States over the next three days, doctors at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) say that staying cool and beating the heat can become a serious challenge. The combination of warm temperatures expected to reach the low to mid-90s plus high humidity levels will make for a heat index approaching triple digits.