Hospital services

Mount Sinai is the leader in geriatric hospital services

The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City was no. 1 this year in geriatric care, according to the rankings of American News and World Report. The Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, followed.

To round out the top 10 hospitals caring for patients over the age of 75, (4) UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California; (5) NYU Langone Hospitals, New York; (6) Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland; (7) New York – Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia and Cornell, New York City; (8) Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; (9) UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, California; and (10) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

These were followed by (11) Keck Medical Center at USC, Los Angeles; (12) University of Michigan-Michigan Medicine Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Michigan; (13) UC San Diego Health-Jacobs Medical Center, San Diego, California; (14) Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; (15) Stanford Health Care – Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, California; (16) Rush University Medical Center, Chicago; (17) University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian Hospitals, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; (18) Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston; (19) Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri; (tied for 19) UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Pittsburgh.

Data from the 2021-2022 edition of “Best Hospitals” was not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which began after the data collection period ended.

US News also investigated racial disparities in health care and initiated health equity measures alongside individual hospital rankings. Among other aspects of health equity, the new measures examine whether the patients treated by each hospital reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of its community.

Ben Harder, editor and chief of health analysis, said in a statement: “In about four out of five hospitals, we found that minority residents of the community were under-represented among patients receiving services. such as joint replacement, cancer surgery, and common heart procedures. In this context, however, we found important exceptions: hospitals that provide care to a disproportionate share of minority residents in their community. “

US News compared more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties. Of these, 531 were recognized as the best regional hospitals based on their strong performance in multiple areas of care.

The top 20 hospitals overall were also named to the Honor Roll.

The Mayo Clinic was again no. 1 on the honor roll, a ranking he has held for six consecutive years, according to a press release. The Cleveland clinic ranked no. 2, followed by UCLA Medical Center at no. 3.

In other leading specialties, the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas ranked no. 1 in cancer; the Cleveland Clinic is no. 1 in cardiology and cardiac surgery; and the Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York, is not. 1 in orthopedics.

A full list of rankings is available on the website.

In 12 of 15 specialty areas, including geriatrics, rankings are derived from data sources such as Medicare. In the other three specialties – ophthalmology, psychiatry and rheumatology the ranking is determined by the opinion of experts on the basis of the responses of 3 years of surveys of medical specialists who were asked to name the hospitals to which they would probably refer their sickest patients.

This year’s scan adds seven new procedures and conditions: heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, diabetes, kidney failure, hip fracture, and back surgery (spinal fusion).

The expanded list will help patients, in consultation with their physicians, choose their hospital based on the type of care they require, taking into account distance to a facility and insurance coverage.

Marcia Frellick is a freelance journalist based in Chicago. She previously wrote for the Chicago Tribune and and was an editor for the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the St. Cloud (Minnesota) Times. Follow her on Twitter at @mfrellick.

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