St. Barnabas Hospital Makes Dramatic Jump In US News & World Report Hospital Ranking
July 30, 2013 | Categories:
US News & World Report named St. Barnabas Hospital the 12th best hospital in the New York metro area, in its latest ranking. The 461-bed hospital jumped from #44 in last year’s ranking.
St. Barnabas Hospital also received an “A” Hospital Safety Score, the highest score possible, from The Leapfrog Group, a national independent nonprofit group.
The hospital received recognition in US News & World Report for its high performance in six areas – diabetes & endocrinology, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology – and was nationally ranked in the area of Ear, Nose and Throat. A year ago, the hospital was high performing in only one area.
St. Barnabas Hospital also scored high in patient safety, demonstrating a commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes. The hospital was among just 147 facilities – roughly 3 percent of the 4,806 analyzed for the magazine’s latest Best Hospitals rankings – to be ranked in even one of the 16 specialties.
St. Barnabas Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center were the only hospitals in the Bronx to be ranked so highly.
The Leapfrog scores rated hospitals throughout the country from “A” to “F” under the guidance of a nine-member blue ribbon panel of experts. Used was publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections.