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Ranks #1 in New York Metropolitan Area

One of Only Four Hospitals Ranked in All 16 Specialties

NEW YORK (Jul 13, 2007)

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks first in New York City and sixth in the nation, according to the 2007 U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals" survey. It is the seventh consecutive year that NewYork-Presbyterian is the only New York metropolitan-area hospital on the magazine's "Honor Roll," which lists the top 18 hospitals nationally based on reputation, mortality rates and other patient-care-related factors.

NewYork-Presbyterian is the only New York metropolitan-area hospital – and one of only four Honor Roll hospitals – to rank in all 16 medical specialties included by U.S. News.

"As patients are increasingly empowered to choose their own care, it's important that they consider not just a physician or treatment option, but also their hospital. Care isn't just provided by one person, but through a team of medical professionals – an extraordinary collaboration representing diverse specialties," says Dr. Herbert Pardes, President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. "We are very pleased to again be recognized as one of the outstanding institutions included in the list of 'Best Hospitals.' We continually strive to combine innovative treatment options in every specialty with the most compassionate and sensitive care for patients and their families."

"We are able to achieve our goals through the dedication of our physicians, nurses, staff and employees and through medical research that is made possible by our affiliation with two top-tier medical colleges – Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons," continues Dr. Pardes.

"We are grateful for the energetic leadership and teamwork of NewYork-Presbyterian's health-care professionals – including more than 20,000 employees, physicians and nurses – as they help advance medicine in the 21st century," adds Dr. Steven J. Corwin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian.

NewYork-Presbyterian ranks among the top five in five specialties: Gynecology (#5); Endocrinology (#5); Kidney Disease (#2); Neurology & Neurosurgery (#3); and Psychiatry (#4). The Hospital ranks among the top 10 in an additional three specialties: Heart & Heart Surgery (#6); Orthopedics (#7); and Urology (#6). (The Hospital's rankings advanced in five of these eight specialties, compared with last year.)

Additional rankings include Cancer (#41); Digestive Disorders (#13); Ear, Nose & Throat (#43); Ophthalmology (#14); Rehabilitation (#24); Geriatrics (#15); Respiratory Disorders (#12); and Rheumatology (#16).

This year's ranking represents the fourth year the Hospital is ranked in the top ten, with Honor Roll points totaling 21, a three-point improvement over 2006.

U.S. News has issued the annual rankings of medical centers for the last 18 years. The full rankings can be viewed at www.usnews.com/besthospitals. The 2007 "America's Best Hospitals" issue will be available on newsstands Monday, July 16.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – based in New York City – is the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,335 beds. It provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Allen Pavilion and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the largest and most comprehensive health-care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education, and community service. It ranks sixth in U.S.News & World Report's guide to "America's Best Hospitals," ranks first on New York magazine's "Best Hospitals" survey, has the greatest number of physicians listed in New York magazine's "Best Doctors" issue, and is included among Solucient's top 15 major teaching hospitals. The Hospital is ranked with among the lowest mortality rates for heart attack and heart failure in the country, according to a 2007 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) report card. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation's leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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