Strong’s Geriatrics, Hormone Disorders, and Neurosciences Programs Among Nation’s Best

Programs Make USNews & World Report’s 2005 Best Hospitals List

July 08, 2005

"We are fortunate to that in Rochester we have many physicians and medical researchers who are at the forefront of their respective specialties, enabling us to provide a level of care that is nationally recognized."

For the third year in a row, geriatrics programs based at Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital earned a spot on the USNews & World Report’s ranking in its “America’s Best Hospitals” issue.  But this year, the program leapt 26 slots, capturing the rank of 15th best in the nation, higher than programs at other major medical centers such as New York University Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania, and Emory University Hospital. 

In addition, Strong Memorial Hospital was also recognized in the Hormonal Disorders category, ranking 31st best in the nation, while its Neurology and Neurosurgery program ranked 42nd best.  The “Hormonal Disorders” category includes the overall management of diabetic and other metabolic disorders, along with related surgical procedures.

“This recognition is a tribute to all of our faculty and staff who work tirelessly to provide the latest treatments and the very best care to our patients,” said C. McCollister Evarts, M.D., CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center.  “We are fortunate to that in Rochester we have many physicians and medical researchers who are at the forefront of their respective specialties, enabling us to provide a level of care that is nationally recognized.”

For the last 16 years, the magazine's "America's Best Hospitals" issue has used a variety of rigorous statistical and/or reputational measures to select the top 50 hospitals in each of 17 specialties.  Of the more than 6,000 U.S. hospitals, only 176 were considered of high enough quality to be ranked in even a single specialty this year.

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