|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
July 17, 2012
Jacobi and Woodhull Ranked Among the Best Hospitals
in New York City and State
New York, NY – Jacobi Medical Center and Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center – members of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) – made the top regional rankings in the annual Best Hospitals rankings by U.S. News & World Report and were listed among the top 50 of 730 hospitals that are high-performing in one or more categories.
Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx was ranked #28 in New York State and #34 in the New York metroarea in the listings, released today. Jacobi was recognized as a high performing hospital in three adult specialties: Diabetes & Endrocrinology, Geriatrics and Nephrology. Jacobi Medical Center has 477 inpatient beds. In 2011 it had 355,868 outpatient visits, 112,680 emergency room visits and 2,072 babies were born there.
Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn ranked #38 in New York State and #44 in the New York metro area and was recognized as a high performing hospital in Nephrology. Woodhull Hospital has 370 inpatient beds.In 2011 it had 394,144 outpatient visits, 114,579 emergency room visits, and 2,115 babies were born there.
"Congratulations to Woodhull and Jacobi for achieving this great recognition. The high-quality care and compassionate, skilled medical professionals and staff at these two hospitals represent the level of quality and commitment to patient-centered care that exists across our entire organization and in every single one of our facilities," said Antonio D. Martin, HHC Chief Operating Officer.
This year’s Best Hospitals, the 23rd annual edition, showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties.
The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system with its own 420,000 member health plan, MetroPlus, and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC serves 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/hhc.