BROOKLYN, NY (August 1, 2023), Maimonides Medical Center, the largest tertiary medical center in Brooklyn, received high marks from the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking for 2023–24 in multiple specialties – with the hospital system moving up 12 spots, tied for #17 in the New York State regional category.
Additionally, in its National Rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Maimonides Adult Specialties High Performing in four areas for the first time: Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, and Urology.
Also of note this year, Maimonides ranking in the New York Metro Area category was up 12 spots from last year, now tied at #19. Maimonides was also rated High Performing in 12 categories for Common Adult Procedure and Condition ratings: COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip fracture, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, lung cancer surgery, pneumonia, and stroke. This is also up from last year when the hospital was ranked High Performing in eight categories.
Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital, also part of the Maimonides Health system, was recognized by US World News & World Report in 2023–24 for outstanding performance in four High-Performing Procedures and Conditions: COPD, diabetes, heart failure, and kidney failure. This is up from last year, when they were recognized for COPD.
“This recognition is a reflection of both our outstanding team and our longstanding commitment to investing in the health of our community. Particularly after the additional pressures created by the pandemic, it is a remarkable achievement for us to receive these high-performing rankings,” said Kenneth Gibbs, Maimonides President and CEO. “We are immensely proud of the hard work and the quality of care and empathy that our staff delivers to patients and their families.”
These rankings closely follow those awarded by Becker’s Hospital Review, which named three Maimonides Health doctors among its list of “55 Patient Safety Experts to Know,” in May. The three were recognized, along with 52 other peers from healthcare institutions across the United States, for their essential roles in ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care at Maimonides.
“This recognition is a testament to Maimonides’ remarkable success in prioritizing patient safety,” says Dr. Sameh Samy, Vice President of Quality Management and Chief Quality Officer. “Every day, across the organization, staff are committed to delivering the highest quality of care and service to our patients, and this achievement is a validation of their collective and individual contributions and dedication.
According to the CMS Hospital Compare Report, published in January 2023, Maimonides Medical Center’s survival/mortality rate is ranked among the top 33 hospitals in the U.S., placing it in the top 1% of all hospitals.
Maimonides Medical Center ranks #1 in New York for Surgical Care and for Orthopedic Surgery according to an analysis released by Healthgrades this year. Healthgrades also named Maimonides Medical Center as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery. Maimonides Medical Center is the only hospital in New York State to receive the 2023 America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care Award™ and the only hospital in New York City to receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ for 2 years in a row (2022–23).
For the 2023–24 rankings, U.S. News & World Report compared nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide across 15 adult specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. Survival rates, patient safety, specialized staff, and hospital reputation were contributing factors in the rankings.
Additional details about the U.S. News & World Report ranking system can be found here. The complete listing of America’s Best Hospitals can be found here.
About Maimonides Health
Maimonides Health is Brooklyn’s largest healthcare system, with 1,800 physicians serving over 300,000 patients each year through the system’s three hospitals and more than 80 community-based practices and outpatient centers. The system is anchored by Maimonides Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest independent teaching hospitals and home to centers of excellence in numerous specialties; Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital (formerly New York Community Hospital), a 130-bed adult medical-surgical hospital; and Maimonides Children’s Hospital, Brooklyn’s only children’s hospital and only pediatric trauma center. Maimonides’ clinical programs rank among the best in the country for patient outcomes, including its Heart and Vascular Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Bone and Joint Center, and Cancer Center. Maimonides is an affiliate of Northwell Health and a major clinical training site for SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. For more information, visit maimo.org.