Albany Medical Center Ranked #1 in Market by U.S. News & World Report
ALBANY, N.Y., July 20, 2011—Albany Medical Center has been ranked first in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals 2011-2012 rankings. In addition, 10 specialties at Albany Med were listed as “high performing.”
The high performing specialties include: cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; and urology.
“This honor further demonstrates the value of Albany Medical Center to this region,” said James J. Barba, president and chief executive officer of Albany Medical Center. “Not only do families have the opportunity to receive the highest level of care close to home, they can find comfort in knowing that the care provided will be of exceptional quality—as declared by our region’s own physicians.”
U.S. News & World Report’s regional hospital rankings, which covered 94 metro areas in the U.S., complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions. The regional rankings are aimed primarily at consumers who may not be willing or able to travel long distances for medical care. The U.S. News metro rankings give many such patients and their families more options of hospitals within their community and in their health insurance network.
The survey took into account death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data, as well as responses to a national survey whereby physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases. The rankings are available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals.
Albany Medical Center is northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center and the largest private sector employer in the Capital Region. The Center incorporates a 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, one of New York's largest teaching hospitals that includes about 300 physicians of the Albany Medical College Faculty Practice. Albany Medical College, one of the nation's first private medical colleges, educates many of the doctors and other medical professionals that practice in the region and provides residency and continuing medical education programs. Albany Medical Center also supports a biomedical research enterprise to further understanding of illness and discovery of tomorrow’s cures. Information about Albany Medical Center can be found at www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.
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