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Four Long Island hospitals ranked among Top 50 in the nation in medical specialties

Northwell Health's North Shore University Hospital, in Manhasset,

Northwell Health's North Shore University Hospital, in Manhasset, as seen on Sunday. Credit: Northwell Health/Lee Weissman

Four Long Island hospitals were ranked among the Top 50 in the nation in various adult medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report, the media company announced Tuesday.

Three of the hospitals — North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park and Huntington Hospital — are part of the Northwell Health system.

The fourth Long Island hospital to be among the Top 50 facilities in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 Best Hospital rankings is St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center in Roslyn.

Three Manhattan-based hospitals were among the Top 20 nationally: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia and Weill Cornell medical centers (No. 7), NYU Langone Hospital (No. 8) and Mount Sinai Hospital (No. 17, tied with Barnes-Jewish Hospital of St. Louis).

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was named the best hospital in the nation.

For the 12th consecutive year the Hospital for Special Surgery, which has a major location in Uniondale, was ranked No. 1 in the nation for orthopedics. It has been ranked in rheumatology for 30 straight years, this year at No. 4 in the nation. Its Lerner Children's Pavilion also was ranked 16th in the nation for pediatric orthopedics, according to U.S. News.

This is the 32nd edition of U.S. News' Best Hospitals rankings, which are based on measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

The survey evaluated nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties, procedures and conditions to compile its 2021-22 rankings. Of those, 175 U.S. hospitals achieved a ranking in at least one specialty.

North Shore achieved Top 50 national rankings in eight specialties: pulmonology (17th); cardiology and heart surgery (21st); orthopedics (24th); urology (25th); geriatrics (29th); diabetes and endocrinology (31st); gastroenterology and GI surgery (39th); and neurology and neurosurgery (46th).

Long Island Jewish was recognized in five specialties: gynecology (15th); neurology and neurosurgery (20th); urology (22nd); ear, nose and throat (40th); and geriatrics (47th).

Huntington Hospital's orthopedics program ranked 44th in the nation, and its pulmonology program ranked 47th.

St. Francis achieved Top 50 national rankings in five adult specialties: cardiology and heart surgery (24th); gastroenterology and GI surgery (34th); geriatrics (38th); neurology and neurosurgery (34th); and orthopedics (43rd).

U.S. News also released its rankings for hospitals in the metropolitan area and in the state.

The U.S. News survey ranked North Shore the fifth-best hospital in those standings, St. Francis at No. 6 and Long Island Jewish at No. 7. Huntington was ranked No. 12 in New York, tied with NewYork-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Stony Brook University Hospital was tied at No. 14 with St. Peter's Hospital in Albany.

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