Four adult specialties 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 2015-16 ranking of America’s Best Hospitals. The rankings consider data on nearly 5,000 eligible hospitals, only 137 of which had one program or more that made it to the national list.
Strong Memorial specialties that ranked include diabetes and endocrinology as the nation’s 34th best, gynecology in a 3-way tie for 22nd best, nephrology as 39th best and neurology/Neurosurgery as the 41st best, that program’s fifth consecutive year of Top 50 results. Earlier this year, Golisano Children’s Hospital’s pediatric diabetes and endocrinologywas listed as 42nd and nephrology was 41st best in the nation in the Best Children’s Hospitals ranking.
In the remaining specialties ranked by U.S. News, Strong Memorial’s programs for cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery,otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat conditions), gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopaedics, pulmonary, and urology all scored in the top 10 percent of eligible hospitals. UR Medicine’s Highland Hospital is considered high-performing in gynecology.
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.