U.S. News Names The Brooklyn Hospital Center Among The Best Hospitals In Heart Failure
BROOKLYN, NY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016 ― The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2016-17 in heart failure care by U.S. News & World Report.
“The Brooklyn Hospital Center is incredibly proud to have earned the prestigious distinction of being evaluated as among the best hospitals in heart failure care by U.S. News & World Report,” said Gary Terrinoni, TBHC’s President and CEO. “Our physicians, nurses, and staff work extremely hard to provide the highest quality care to our heart failure patients, and this recognition demonstrates it. Across TBHC, we are committed to providing the best care possible and keeping Brooklyn healthy.”
“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.
For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
About The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Founded as the borough’s first voluntary hospital, The Brooklyn Hospital Center has been keeping Brooklyn healthy since 1845. Today, it is a 464-bed community teaching hospital, and provides a full range of primary, specialty, diagnostic and tertiary care with a team of outstanding physicians, nurses and staff. TBHC services almost 300,000 annual patient visits throughout Brooklyn. Located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, TBHC is a clinical affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and an academic affiliate of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. TBHC has fully accredited, independent residency programs in emergency medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, pharmacy, family medicine, general dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. TBHC trains more than 250 physicians each year.