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Becker's Hospital Review Lists NewYork-Presbyterian as One of Its 60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs

NEW YORK (Sep 15, 2011)

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is listed on Becker's Hospital Review's "60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs." Hospitals are selected for meeting criteria, including clinical excellence, quality of service, outstanding local and national reputations, and a high volume of orthopedic cases.

"Being one of the nation's leading orthopedics programs means a commitment to patients by offering the most advanced treatment options in a caring and supportive environment," says Dr. Louis U. Bigliani, chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and orthopedic surgeon-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. "Our orthopedic surgeons are continually innovating new treatments, including less-invasive procedures like arthroscopy for repairing damaged joints, spinal instrumentation for scoliosis and robotic approaches for joint replacement."

NewYork-Presbyterian has been a leader in hip and knee replacement since the surgeries were introduced in the United States in the 1960s. Furthermore, the first successful shoulder arthroplasty system was developed here by the late Dr. Charles S. Neer II. Today, NewYork-Presbyterian's orthopedic surgeons are recognized for their expertise in the latest minimally invasive and bone-preserving hip and knee replacement surgery.

Becker's Hospital Review features up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. To create its list of the 60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs, the magazine's editorial team solicited recommendations, and every institution included underwent substantial review.

NewYork-Presbyterian is also included on Becker's Hospital Review's "50 Best Hospitals in America."

For more information, patients may call (866) NYP-NEWS.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,409 beds. The Hospital has nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including 12,797 deliveries and 195,294 visits to its emergency departments. NewYork-Presbyterian's 6,144 affiliated physicians and 19,376 staff provide 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, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. 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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