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US News & World Report Ranks South Nassau Highly in its Updated Best Hospitals Metro Area Ranking
The U.S. News & World Report's ranking recognizes 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties, and includes 132 of the 152 hospitals identified as the best in the nation by the magazine.
South Nassau was ranked thirty-fifth in the U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings released in April. To be ranked in the Best Hospitals metro area rankings, South Nassau had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties.
“Good, better, best; the best never rest,” said Joseph A. Quagliata, president and CEO of South Nassau. “The ranking is a direct result of our commitment to our mission to provide the communities and patients we serve with quality, compassionate healthcare that they deserve whenever and wherever they need it.”
The U.S. News & World Report's new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties, and include 132 of the 152 hospitals already identified as the best in the nation by U.S News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings. The metro area rankings are relevant to a much wider range of healthcare consumers. They are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked Best Hospital. Patients and their families will have a far better chance of finding a U.S. News-ranked hospital in their health insurance network and might not have to travel to get care at a high-performing hospital.
There are nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases, such as brain tumors typically considered inoperable and delicate pancreatic procedures. The metro area rankings will be updated in July at the same time the 2011-12 national Best Hospitals rankings are posted online.
The U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals ranking is not the only accolade that South Nassau has received in 2011. The hospital has also been voted the Best Hospital on Long Island by readers of The Long Island Press and named to Becker's Hospital Review listings of “60 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs and the "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” in the United States.
South Nassau has also earned awards for quality, performance and patient safety in 2011, including:
ü American Heart Association/
ü American Heart Association/
ü HomeCare Elite™ top home health care provider (for 5 consecutive years);
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South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 2,900 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-