Last month NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital was ranked the best hospital in the New York Metro area by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Herbert Pardes, the hospital’s president and CEO, said in a phone conversation that after stepping down from his posts this year he plans to serve as executive vice chair of the hospital’s board of trustees.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital was ranked as the best of 180 hospitals in the New York Metropolitan area in U.S. News & World Report, released on Tue., March 29. It is the first time the magazine ranked medical institutions within specific regions to offer patients a local alternative to its traditional listing of the nation’s top-performing hospitals.
U.S. News & World Report based its survey on 16 clinical specialties: NYPH was the only one in the New York region that was ranked nationally or high performing in all 16 categories. Overall the magazine has NYPH ranked as the sixth best hospital in the nation.
“We are very pleased with the ranking. We want to be a great hospital and be among the top in the country, thanks to the excellent programs we have for the people we serve,” said Dr. Herbert Pardes, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. “This honor reflects our continued commitment to provide our patients with the most effective and compassionate care, from everyday illnesses to some of the most complex and life-threatening conditions.”
Citing patient care as the hospital’s top priority, Dr. Pardes said NYPH continues to recruit doctors from around the country and world. This, along with a constant renewal of state-of-the-art technology, is the secret to their success.
“This means our community has some of the nation’s top notch care right next door, and we’re very happy with the accomplishment,” he added.
By the end of the year the hospital will open a new children’s emergency room on Broadway and is in the process of refurbishing the Milstein Building and strengthening the hospital’s growing cancer program.
Dr. Pardes, president of the hospital since 2000, is expected to step down from his posts this year. During a phone conversation, he said that he will continue to be active with guiding the hospital by joining its board of trustees as executive vice chair.
NYPH is composed of two medical centers, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The hospital is also affiliated with two Ivy League medical institutions, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Weill Cornell Medical College.