NYU Langone Medical Center has a heritage of greatness that we are reinventing every day. We take deep pride in all that our exceptional faculty and staff have achieved for the benefit of our patients, our students, our community, and the world.
They prove – every day – that excellence is its own specialty: ours. In our quest for uncompromising excellence, NYU Langone and our faculty and staff have received several distinguished awards, including:
NYU Langone Medical Center is #15 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2014 – 15 Honor Roll,” with 13 nationally ranked specialties, including top 10 rankings in Orthopaedics , Rheumatology , Rehabilitation , Neurology  & Neurosurgery , and Geriatrics . Additional nationally ranked specialties are: Cardiology & Heart Surgery , Urology , Diabetes & Endocrinology , Ear, Nose & Throat , Gastroenterology , Cancer , Nephrology  and Pulmonology . Gynecology  was also ranked as a “high-performing” specialty.
NYU Langone is the only hospital in New York to receive top 10 rankings for all three musculoskeletal specialty areas of orthopaedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. Additionally, NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation  was again ranked the best in New York State and among the top 10 in the country, an honor held for 25 years since U.S. News & World Report first introduced its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings in 1989.
For the third year in a row, NYU Langone ranked #2 in New York State and #2 in the New York metro area for being a high performing hospital.
NYU School of Medicine  ranked #19 out of 129 medical schools for research on the 2015 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings . Up from #34 in 2007, the rise over the past seven years represents one of the fastest increases in national ranking among major universities in the history of the survey. In addition, the School saw an improvement in its reputational score among the nation’s residency program directors, which also contributed to the result. The analysis includes assessments by deans and residency directors, research funding, and the grade-point averages and MCAT scores for incoming students.
NYU Langone ranked number one for overall patient safety and quality among leading academic medical centers across the nation that participated in the University HealthSystem Consortium  (UHC) 2013 Quality and Accountability Study. In addition, NYU Langone received the UHC Quality Leadership Award for demonstrated excellence in the delivery of high-quality care, achieved five stars for its overall performance, and ranked number one in safety, effectiveness, and equity. NYU Langone moved to the number one ranking from number eight last year – an especially impressive recognition, as it is achieved just one year after Hurricane Sandy caused severe disruptions and destruction to NYU Langone's main campus.
In 2014, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. recognized 120 physicians  at NYU Langone Medical Center as among the top 1 percent of medical experts in the nation in the 13th edition of “America's Top Doctors.” Additionally, 370 physicians  were recognized among the leading doctors in the region in the 17th edition of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.
New York magazine’s 2014 “Best Doctors” listing named more than 130 physicians from NYU Langone, many of which were department chairs, among New York’s finest practitioners
Each June, New York Magazine publishes its annual “Best Doctors” issue, a list of highly rated physicians from around the New York City area. Our physicians  are well represented on this year’s list, which includes 1,251 doctors in all.
In 2013, NYU Langone again received the Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission , reflecting our commitment to high-quality care. The accreditation award recognizes NYU Langone’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated NYU Langone for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management.
NYU Langone was also recognized in The Joint Commission’s 2013 Annual Report on Quality and Safety as a 2012 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for exemplary performance using evidence-based clinical processes that improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery. The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
All of NYU Langone’s hospitals are designated Magnet® sites for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice, including Tisch Hospital , Rusk Rehabilitation , and the Hospital for Joint Diseases .
The Magnet® Recognition Program, the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide, is an honor achieved by fewer than 7 percent of all hospitals in the United States. Additionally, NYU Langone is one of four hospitals in New York State, and less than 2 percent of hospitals nationwide to receive this recognition at least three times consecutively .
NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation inpatient programs  were re-accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) through September 2016 for the maximum three years: Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs, Pediatric Specialty Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs, Adult Brain Injury Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs, and Adult Stroke Specialty Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs. Additionally, Rusk was recognized by CARF, an international accrediting body focused on helping organizations measure and improve the quality of their inpatient rehabilitation programs and services, for its exemplary conformance to standards during recent hurricanes and evacuations.
In 2014, Becker’s Hospital Review recognized NYU Langone on its “100 Great Hospitals in America” and “20 Great Hospitals to Know in the Northeast” listings. Becker’s also named NYU Langone an outstanding hospital for women’s health programs  on its “100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs” 2012 listing. NYU Langone is also included on Becker’s “101 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs ” and “101 Hospitals with Great Spine  and Neurosurgery  Programs” 2012 listings. We ranked in the top 1 percent of all orthopaedic programs in the country, according to Becker’s Hospital Review “60 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs” 2011 listing. The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center , our National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center that offers state-of-the-art care and services, was also included on Becker’s “70 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” 2012 listing.
NYU Langone has been a recipient of the Niagara Health Quality Coalition’s (NHQC) New York State Hospital Report Card Honor Roll for patient safety and quality in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 (there was no report card in 2012). We were also recognized  on 2011 NHQC America’s Safest HospitalsSM list, honoring hospitals that performed better than the state average in New York.
NYU Langone is a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals 2012 Award winner – the only hospital in New York State with this distinction.
For the fourth consecutive year, NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Stroke Care Center  received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s 2014 Get With The Guidelines® -Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award  for adhering to specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of people who have experienced a stroke. The evidence-based guidelines, including aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies, have been implemented to speed recovery and reduce death and disparity for those who have experienced a stroke.
The New York City Department of Health awarded NYU Langone with a Bronze Star in 2012 for its achievements in tobacco control.
NYU Langone received an exemplar rating from Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) , a national program funded through the Hartford Foundation, which recognizes nursing expertise in caring for geriatric patients through improved outcomes, education, and specialty certification of registered nurses.
NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center  is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
NYU School of Medicine, part of NYU Langone, is committed to the most comprehensive protections for research participants and the highest quality research. Our Human Research Protections Program  has been awarded full accreditation by the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc.