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HealthGrades Names New York Hospital Queens Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement and Maternity Care

Friday, October 21, 2011

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HealthGrades Names New York Hospital Queens Among the Top 5% in the Nation

for Joint Replacement and Maternity Care

Flushing, New York, October 21, 2011 –A report released this week by HealthGrades, an independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, gives New York Hospital Queens high ratings for Orthopaedic and Maternity Care Services.

NYHQ is the recipient of the Joint Replacement Excellence Award for the second year in a row (2011-2012) and the Maternity Care Excellence Award for five years in a row (2007/2008-2010/2011 & 2011).

“Today, information about health care quality is readily available on the Internet for patients and potential patients who are in the process of selecting hospital-based services,” said Stephen S. Mills, President and Chief Executive Officer. “A number of our services are rated among the best in the nation including Orthopaedics and Maternity Care, and we are committed to make that the case in all areas of care. Consistent, high quality care is what our patients can expect from New York Hospital Queens.”

“Patients today have a wide array of options when it comes to choosing a health care provider,” said Kerry Hicks, HealthGrades chief executive officer. “At HealthGrades, we are proud to have led the way for empowering patient choice based on objective clinical outcomes and access to actionable quality measures. We commend New York Hospital Queens for its superior quality and support of consumerism and transparency in the New York area.”

New York Hospital Queens has also received a Five Star Rating by Healthgrades for:

          • Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
          • Joint Replacement for 6 Years in a Row (2007-2012)
          • Spine Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
          • Total Knee Replacement for 6 Years in a Row (2007-2012)
          • Total Hip Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
          • Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
          • Maternity Care for 5 Years in a Row (2007/2008-2010/2011 & 2011) 

New York Hospital Queens has also achieved high national and state ranking:

          • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
          • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Maternity Care for 4 Years in a Row (2008/2009-2010/2011 & 2011)
          • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Maternity Care for 5 Years in a Row (2007/2008-2010/2011 & 2011)
          • Ranked #7 in New York for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2012
          • Ranked #5 in New York for Joint Replacement in 2012
          • Ranked #5 in New York for Spine Surgery in 2012

Healthgrades provides ratings on nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals and profiles on more than 800,000 physicians nationwide. Healthgrades evaluates hospital care using records obtained by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. For each procedure and diagnosis, hospitals are assigned a rating.  To view more rating information about New York Hospital Queens, or other hospitals in the country, go to www.HealthGrades.com.

To view a 2011 Healthgrades report about Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America, click here. The report contains more information on why choosing a highly rated hospital matters, as well as tips on how to get the best hospital care, how to review quality outcomes and how patients can get the most benefit out of their doctor’s care.

About New York Hospital Queens

New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

About HealthGrades

HealthGrades is America's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. HealthGrades online properties are the nation's leading destination for physician search and empower more than 170 million consumers annually to make informed healthcare decisions.

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