Top Ranked for Quality & Patient Safety
NYU Langone Health has the highest quality of care and patient safety rankings of any healthcare organization in the country. Evaluated across all key measures and ratings of healthcare performance, we are the top academic health system in the nation.
No. 1 in the U.S. for Quality and Safety
NYU Langone was recognized by Vizient, Inc., as the No. 1 comprehensive academic medical center and the No. 1 ambulatory system for quality and safety in the United States. Vizient, the nation’s largest healthcare performance improvement organization, examined 107 comprehensive academic medical centers and 55 ambulatory networks.
Our top rankings for quality and safety reflect our commitment to continual improvement. For the past nine years, NYU Langone has received top rankings for overall patient safety and quality of care from Vizient. In 2022, NYU Langone was recognized as the top performer in the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Annual Ranking for demonstrating high quality and safety performance.
For the last eight years, our faculty group practice network has been top ranked among participating medical centers nationwide. In 2022, NYU Langone ambulatory care practices ranked No. 1 in Vizient’s Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Ranking for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality outpatient care.
Each year, we are recognized for providing outstanding care from other independent healthcare performance improvement organizations. The Leapfrog Group has routinely named NYU Langone among the top hospitals nationwide for quality and safety, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has honored us with a five-star rating for safety, quality, and patient experience.
In addition, NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, Kimmel Pavilion, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island were each awarded an “A” in the spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction that recognizes NYU Langone’s achievement in providing the highest level of patient care across the health system and an honor attained by only 33 percent of hospitals across the country.
Why Quality Matters
Our patients can find confidence and take comfort in these independent assessments of our performance. As rigorous authorities, these organizations offer solid reassurance that NYU Langone is worthy of the trust our patients place in us.
The National Academy of Medicine defines healthcare quality as having several key components: effectiveness, efficiency, equity, patient-centeredness, safety, and timeliness. At NYU Langone, we continuously monitor more than 800 metrics, ranging from infection rates to patient experience scores, to ensure quality and safety at every level of patient care. Available to every clinician in the health system, our data dashboards provide real-time information that offers insight into the progress of our performance and helps identify opportunities for enhancement.
But quality means more than just metrics. We understand that every datapoint we track represents a real outcome for those who entrust us with their care. Our top rankings for quality and safety reflect this shared commitment to continual improvement based on evidence-based medicine and institutional integrity.
Top Hospital in New York
NYU Langone is ranked No. 1 in New York and No 3. in the country on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022–23 “Best Hospitals” rankings. We also rank among the top 5 hospitals nationwide in 7 specialties. To help patients decide where to receive care, U.S. News & World Report generates hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the most ill, most medically complex patients. NYU Langone is consistently recognized for our specialty care, with 13 specialties receiving top 20 rankings:
- neurology and neurosurgery: No. 1
- diabetes and endocrinology: No. 3
- geriatrics: No. 3
- pulmonology and lung surgery: No. 4
- orthopedics: No. 4
- cardiology and heart surgery: No. 5
- gastroenterology and GI surgery: No. 5
- rehabilitation: No. 7
- rheumatology: No. 7
- psychiatry: No. 10
- urology: No. 10
- obstetrics and gynecology: No. 11
- cancer: No. 19
Our CMS rating and U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect the aggregate performance of all our hospitals—different from the way many other health systems operate, where they may report only on their main hospital but not the other hospitals in the system.
Awards and Recognition
By making regulatory compliance a top priority, The Joint Commission—the country’s leading accreditor of healthcare organizations—awarded NYU Langone full accreditation and its Gold Seal of Approval® in recognition of our commitment to safety and quality five consecutive times, most recently in 2021.
We’re also recognized by The Joint Commission and the New York State Department of Health as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, meaning our team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, and specially trained nurses based at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide the most advanced stroke care.
The Comprehensive Stroke Center also earned the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines—Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus award, which recognizes our consistent compliance with quality measures for treating stroke.
The Joint Commission has also recognized us for excellence in perinatal, palliative, and ventricular assist device care.
Excellence in Nursing
Across NYU Langone, our nurses drive exceptional patient care outcomes through their combination of clinical expertise, dedication, and compassion. Our nurses are recognized for excellence in the care they provide, receiving Magnet® status for the fourth consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet® status is an honor achieved by only 9.4 percent of hospitals in the United States—and we are proud that all NYU Langone inpatient locations are Magnet® designated.
The prestigious recognition is one of the highest honors a healthcare institution can achieve, and speaks to exceptional teamwork and coordination not only among nurses, but among all faculty and staff. To earn Magnet® designation, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff.
Through our various educational programs, specialty certifications, awards, and advocacy efforts, our nurses prove their dedication to the health and wellbeing of our patients. Recognizing our commitment to professional development and career advancement, NYU Langone was ranked the No. 1 “Best Hospital for Nurses to Work” in 2021 by NurseJournal.
Top Academic Health System in the Country
With 29 academic departments in the clinical and basic sciences, and more than 100 divisions, programs, and centers, NYU Grossman School of Medicine is ranked No. 2 for research on U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 list of “Best Graduate Schools,” a meteoric rise from its 34 ranking in 2010. In fact, NYU Langone’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2021 research awards totaled $815 million.
The combination of the U.S. News & World Report rankings position NYU Langone as the top academic health system in the country devoted to patient care, education, and research. Together, our awards and rankings tell part of a much bigger story about what happens when a rapidly growing organization embraces one exactingly high standard. While no single ranking accurately reflects our exceptionalism in everything we do, the most respected quality and safety rankings consistently place us at the top of the heap in our region, state, and nation.