MOUNT SINAI RANKED “ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST HOSPITALS” BY U.S.NEWS & WORLD REPORT
(July, 15, 2010, MIAMI BEACH, FL) - Mount Sinai Medical Center is among the nation's top hospitals for geriatric care for the fourth year in a row according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2010-11 Best Hospitals. Best Hospitals judges medical centers on their competence in complex, demanding situations, often with high-risk patients.
"Being recognized as one of the highest quality facilities four years in a row is a testament to the outstanding care provided by our entire team of healthcare professionals," said Steven D. Sonenreich, Mount Sinai’s president and chief executive officer. "We strive to combine knowledge, technology, and research to provide the most advanced medicine available and this illustrates that our patients truly receive a higher level of care."
The Wien Center, a key resource in Mount Sinai's spectrum of geriatric care, is regarded as one of the foremost treatment and research facilities of its kind. To advance the fight against memory disorders, the Wien Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders at Mount Sinai is actively conducting more than 21 research studies.
In its 21st annual “America’s Best Hospitals” issue, U.S.News & World Report reviewed hospitals nationwide produce a list of leaders in 16 different medical specialties. This year, only 152 of the 4,852 hospitals evaluated performed well enough to rank in even one specialty. “When the stakes are high you want the best care you can get for someone close to you,” said Avery Comarow, health rankings editor. “These hospitals are accustomed to seeing the sickest patients day in and day out.”
The rankings in 12 of the 16 specialties were driven by hard data such as death rates, procedure volume, and balance of nurses and patients To be considered in any of the 12 data-driven specialties, a hospital first had to meet at least one of four criteria: It had to be a teaching hospital, or be affiliated with a medical school, or have at least 200 beds, or have 100 or more beds and the availability of four or more types of medical technology considered important in a high-quality medical facility, such as a PET/CT scanner and certain precision radiation therapies.
About Mount Sinai Medical Center
Founded in 1949, Mount Sinai Medical Center is the largest independent, private, not-for-profit teaching hospital in South Florida. Mount Sinai's Centers of Excellence combine technology, research and academics to provide innovative and comprehensive care in Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology and Orthopaedics. One of only six statutory teaching hospitals in the state, Mount Sinai is the hospital of choice for those who seek the level of expertise and care that only a teaching hospital can offer. The medical center's commitment to quality has garnered prestigious recognition, including designation in 2010-11 as one of America's Top Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report.