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

7/16/2013 — 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.

Diabetes and endocrinology ranks in the nation's top 10 at #6, 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 at Yale New Haven Hospital. "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.

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