U.S. News & World Report Ranks Northern Westchester Hospital Among Best

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) announced that it has been ranked as one of the best hospitals in New York for 2014 - 2015 by U.S. News & World Report. 

The annual U.S. News best hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. 

In addition to being recognized as a best hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital was recognized regionally for expertise in gynecology, urology, geriatrics, orthopedics and neurosurgery.

For 2014-2015, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 12 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for best hospitals in 2014-2015 earned a regional ranking in even one specialty.  NWH was ranked within five different specialties.

“Providing the highest level of quality, patient-centered care is our priority at Northern Westchester Hospital," said Joel Seligman, president and CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital. "We have designed and implemented numerous processes that help to ensure that high quality care is consistently delivered to our patients. 

"This recognition by U.S. News & World Report is further testament to the commitment by our physicians and staff to going the extra mile to care for our patients."

U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow said hospitals ranked have reason to be proud.

“The data tell the story – a hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” Comarow said.  “A best hospital has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients.”

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.  Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings. 

The rankings are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

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