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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Nassau hospitals make ‘best’ list
By Howard Schwach
Courtesy South Nassau Community Hospital
South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside made the U.S, News & World Report list at number 42 for the metropolitan area.

Four of the twelve hospitals in Nassau County were named this week to the prestigious “New York’s Best Hospitals” list compiled by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

The four that made the list are St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn (number 4 in the New York metropolitan area), Long Island Jewish Hospital in New Hyde Park (number 11), Winthrop Hospital in Mineola (number 16) and South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside (number 42).

The magazine reviewed information on 4,806 hospitals nationwide. In the New York Metropolitan area, the report reviewed 184 hospitals, of which 55 made the list. The top hospital in the New York region was New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, which ranked number seven in the nation.

The top hospital in the nation, according to the magazine, is John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Of the local hospitals that serve the south shore community – Long Beach Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center, Franklin Hospital and St. John’s Hospital in Far Rockaway, Winthrop Hospital and South Nassau Communities Hospital, only the two latter hospitals made the list, although the University Medical Center does have a close affiliation with Long Island Jewish Hospital, which is on the list at number 11.

Of the local south shore hospitals, Winthrop Hospital, located at 259 First Street in Mineola fared best.

The report gave the hospital its top mark of “High Performing” in several sub-specialties, including Cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes; ear nose and throat; gastroenterology; geriatrics, nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology and urology.

“Winthrop University Hospital is proud to once again be recognized among the best hospitals,” said John Collins, the hospital’s CEO. “These impressive rankings are a testament to the quality care that is delivered each day across a wide range of services that are provided to patients by our outstanding team of physicians, nurses and clinical staff.”

South Nassau Communities Hospital, located at One Healthy Way in Oceanside, was the other local hospital that made the list.

The hospital earned “High Performing” grades in both Gastroenterology and neurology.

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