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

New Haven — Yale New Haven Hospital has been named as one of the top hospitals in the United States, according to U.S.News & World Report's annual "America's Best Hospitals" rankings, which are accessible today online and will be published in the August issue of the magazine. For the first time, YNHH had a total of three specialties ranked in the nation's top 10: diabetes and endocrinology (8), geriatrics (9) and psychiatry (10). YNHH is the only hospital in Connecticut to be ranked as a top hospital in any of the 16 medical specialties.

"We are delighted once again to have 12 specialties — including three in the absolute top tier — recognized by U.S. News & World Report," said Peter Herbert, MD, chief of staff at Yale New Haven Hospital. "We have wonderful, skilled physicians, nurses and staff absolutely dedicated to providing safe, high-quality care to our patients; recognition on the U.S.News list is a direct reflection of their hard work and commitment to the best patient care."

In addition to its three top 10 ranked specialties, Yale New Haven also ranked among the very best in the nation in nine additional medical specialties: cancer; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; kidney disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology and urology.

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