Urology Ranked Top 3% Nationally by U.S. News & World Report
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report, ranking in the top 50 nationally for Urology, and Diabetes and Endocrinology.
SBUH ranked No. 41 nationally out of 1491 peer hospitals in Urology, which is in the top 3 percent. And SBUH ranked No. 50 nationally out of 764 peer hospitals in Diabetes and Endocrinology, which is in the top 7 percent.
SBUH also climbed to a No. 9 ranking overall in New York State out of 155 hospitals. (Last year, the hospital was ranked No. 10 in the state.)
“I’m delighted that Stony Brook Medicine continues to garner national recognition,” said Hal Paz, MD, Executive Vice President of Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Medicine. “U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital rankings is a national benchmark of quality and a metric that consumers rely on when seeking care. This ranking is the latest illustration of our continued commitment to delivering a quality patient experience and demonstrates the range of top-caliber expertise in our healthcare system.”
A total of 4,515 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions were evaluated by U.S. News. Of these hospitals, 1,895 met volume criteria in at least one specialty, and only 164 hospitals in the United States performed well enough to be nationally ranked in at least one specialty. The state ranking reflects the highest performing hospitals in the state across multiple areas of care.
“Achieving these Best Hospital national and state rankings speaks volumes about the quality of care our patients receive at Stony Brook University Hospital,” said Carol Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ, Chief Executive Officer at Stony Brook University Hospital. “Whether it’s for routine or complex care, the commitment of our faculty and staff is there at all levels, at all times.”
U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.
In addition to national rankings in Urology, and Diabetes and Endocrinology, SBUH earned a “high performing” rating in the specialty of Neurology and Neurosurgery and in 12 procedures and conditions. These include: colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, uterine cancer surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, diabetes, kidney failure, stroke, hip replacement, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia.
“Recognition at this level doesn’t come easy,” said Gomes. “It takes years of hard work, collaboration and a steadfast commitment to continuously improving quality of care.”