Patient Care

Four Strong Programs Make U.S. News’ Best Hospitals in America List

Jul. 9, 2014
Magazine ranks Strong Memorial as Upstate’s Best Hospital

Three adult specialties and one pediatric specialty at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital have captured a spot in the Top 50 programs in the nation for treating complex conditions, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 ranking of America’s Best Hospitals.  The rankings consider data on nearly 5,000 eligible hospitals, only 144 of which had one program or more that made it to the national list.

Strong Memorial specialties that ranked include nephrology as the 46th best, gynecology as the 46th best, as well as neurology/Neurosurgery as the #49th best, that program’s fourth consecutive year of Top 50 results.  Earlier this year, Golisano Children’s Hospital’s pediatric orthopaedics specialty was listed as the 44th best in the nation in the Best Children’s Hospitals ranking, an honor earned each of the last six years.

In the remaining specialties ranked by U.S. News, Strong Memorial’s programs for cancer, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, diabetes, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat conditions), geriatrics,orthopaedics, pulmonary, and urology all scored in the top 25 percent of eligible hospitals. UR Medicine’s Highland Hospital is considered high-performing in otolaryngology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, gynecology, and orthopaedics.

UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in upstate New York with multiple programs that earn Top 50 rankings.  In addition, Strong is ranked as the #1 hospital in the greater Rochester metro region, defined as Monroe County and its five contiguous counties. 

Each year, U.S. News uses a combination of statistical and reputational measures including survival rates, patient safety scores, volume and reputation to select the 50 best hospitals for handling complex conditions within 16 specialties.