Lenox Hill Hospital Named Among “America’s 100 Best” for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention & Prostate Surgeries

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Lenox Hill Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for cardiac care, coronary intervention and prostate surgery, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems

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Lenox Hill Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for cardiac care, coronary intervention and prostate surgery, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

Lenox Hill Hospital has received:

  • The America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ for 9 years in a row (2014-2022)
  • The America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ for 11 years in a row (2012-2022)
  • The America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries Award™ for 7 years in a row (2016-2022)
  • Five-Star Distinctions for coronary bypass surgery, coronary intervention procedures, treatment of heart failure, transurethral prostate resection surgery, appendectomy and treatment of sepsis.

Earlier this year, Lenox Hill Hospital was also recognized as One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for a fifth year in a row (2017-2021).

The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving this accolade have — on average – a 46.6% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

“Consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention and Prostate Surgeries awards for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes. The recognition helps provide peace of mind when selecting a place for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades.

As Northwell Health’s flagship hospital in Manhattan, Lenox Hill Hospital has delivered world-class clinical care for more than 160 years and currently treats more than 163,000 patients annually. Northwell has invested more than $200 million in capital improvements since Lenox Hill joined the 23-hospital health system in 2010. To honor its commitment to delivering premier clinical care, Lenox Hill has made major investments in recruiting nationally renowned physicians and enhancing its clinical programs. In addition, Northwell is planning a major revitalization of Lenox Hill to be prepared to efficiently deliver the next generation of care and effectively adapt to the changes in modern medicine.

”We are extremely honored to be once again recognized by Healthgrades as one of the best hospitals in the country,” said Mark Schiffer, MD, executive director of Lenox Hill Hospital. “This award underscores our team members’ ongoing commitment to providing a superior level of patient care and achieving exceptional clinical outcomes.”

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 31 common conditions and procedures and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected), and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).

In other Lenox Hill Hospital news, it has been reported that the hospital collected a total of 110 pounds of unused or expired medications on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, October 23, 2021. Together with its sister hospital, South Shore University Hospital, a grand total of 157 pounds were collected by Northwell Health.

This biannual event, organized by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), is aimed at combating the opioid crisis by allowing community members to dispose of unneeded medications safely and anonymously. This helps ensure that prescription drugs don’t end up in the wrong hands. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 20.5 million people misused prescription drugs in the United States. Many of these medications were found in the medicine cabinets of friends and family.

The FDA says the safest way to dispose of unwanted or expired medications is through take back events. Drugs that are thrown into garbage receptacles can still end up in the wrong hands, while drugs that are flushed down the toilet can pollute waterways and contaminate drinking water.

“This initiative is an integral part of Lenox Hill Hospital’s commitment to fighting the drug epidemic,” said Dr. Mark Schiffer, executive director of Lenox Hill Hospital. “We are proud of our efforts to make the community that much safer and healthier.”

Participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is just one of many efforts Northwell Health is making to help curtail the opioid epidemic and prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. The health system created the Opioid Management Steering Committee (OMSC) in 2016 as an organized forum for Northwell experts to share resources, raise awareness and implement potential solutions in an effort to better serve patients, providers, employees and the community.

For more information on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, visit DEATakeBack.com.

 

About Lenox Hill Hospital

Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of Northwell Health, is a 450-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Lenox Hill among the nation’s best for cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; gynecology; neurology and neurosurgery; and orthopedics. In addition, the hospital received “high performing” designations from U.S. News for its performance in cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology. For more information, go to www.lenoxhill.northwell.edu.

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