Mount Sinai South Nassau named among best regional hospitals

Eight services were rated “high performing” in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings


Mount Sinai South Nassau ranked among the Best Regional Hospitals in the metro area and earned eight “high performing” badges for specific service areas, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report 2021-22 “Best Hospital” rankings.

The eight areas rated “high performing” at Mount Sinai South Nassau are: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, orthopedics, stroke, and urology.

The U.S. News rankings are independently conducted by the magazine’s editorial staff and are among the most recognized hospital scorecards in the nation.

“Mount Sinai South Nassau’s patients are the ultimate judges of how we are doing, and they have increasingly been putting their confidence in us to provide them with the health services they need,” said Richard J. Murphy, Mount Sinai South Nassau’s President and CEO. “These rankings are an affirmation of what we already know—that Mount Sinai South Nassau is among the very best hospitals in our area, especially on the South Shore of Long Island.”

“Our staff —from the housekeeping and dietary teams to the nurses and physicians—all work collaboratively to focus on what our patients need,” said Adhi Sharma, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Clinical and Professional Affairs. “It’s truly a family atmosphere here at Mount Sinai South Nassau. We are big enough to provide the best and latest care, but we have never lost our focus on the community, our patients and their families’ needs. That’s what sets us apart. The pandemic challenged us like never before, but we came through it, and the latest U.S. News rankings are yet another recognition of what we have achieved as a team.”

To be ranked in Best Hospitals for the New York Metro area, Mount Sinai South Nassau had to achieve a top rating in at least six types of care -- a feat achieved by barely 10% of U.S hospitals. The metro area rankings are relevant to a much wider range of health care consumers. They are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked “Best Hospital.” Patients and their families have a far better chance of finding a U.S. News-ranked hospital in their health insurance network and might not have to travel to get care at one of the nationally ranked hospitals.

Now in its 29th year, the U.S. News “Best Hospitals” rankings help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. To produce the rankings, U.S. News evaluates data on approximately 5,000hospitals in 16 adult specialties, 9 adult procedures and conditions, and 10 pediatric specialties. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

Mount Sinai South Nassau is the Long Island flagship hospital of the world-renowned Mount Sinai Health System. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 17 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Its Department of Geriatrics earned the No. 1 spot in the nation in geriatrics for the second consecutive year, and 10 specialties are ranked among the nation’s elite hospitals: Cancer No. 32; Cardiology/Heart Surgery No. 6; Diabetes No. 10; Ear, Nose, and Throat No. 24; Gastroenterology/GI Surgery No. 15; Neurology/Neurosurgery No. 10; Orthopedics No. 14; Pulmonology/Lung Surgery No. 20; Rehabilitation No. 14, and Urology No. 16. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, America’s oldest specialty hospital and one of the world’s leading facilities for the treatment of diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat — was nationally ranked in Ophthalmology at No. 12.