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Once again, Yale New Haven Hospital makes U.S.News & World Report's Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals

New Haven — For the third consecutive year, Yale New Haven Hospital has been named by U.S. News Media Group to its national Honor Roll as one of the top hospitals in the United States. YNHH is ranked seventeenth in the U.S. according to U.S. News's annual "America's Best Hospitals" rankings, which are accessible today online and will be published in the August issue of U.S.News & World Report. YNHH is the only hospital in Connecticut to earn Honor Roll status.

"We are delighted once again be named to U.S.News & World Report's elite of America's Best Hospitals," said Peter Herbert, MD, chief of staff at Yale New Haven Hospital. "We have wonderful, skilled physicians and staff absolutely dedicated to providing safe, high-quality care to our patients; recognition on the U.S. News Honor Roll is a direct reflection of their hard work."

In addition to the Honor Roll distinction as one of the best U.S. hospitals, Yale New Haven was ranked among the very best in the nation in 12 of the 16 medical specialties considered: cancer; ear, nose and throat; diabetes and endocrine disorders; digestive disorders; geriatric care; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; kidney disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; psychiatry; respiratory disorders; and urology.

Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine, accepting patients from throughout Connecticut, the nation and the world. Last year, the hospital treated more than 50,000 inpatients and more than 575,000 outpatients. One of the area's largest, oldest and most stable employers with approximately 7,000 employees and a medical staff of 3,200, Yale New Haven Hospital is well known for its clinical excellence and patient service.

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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