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SBUH Ranked Among the Best in the Nation for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics

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STONY BROOK, NY, July 28, 2020 – Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report, ranking in the top 50 nationally for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics. This highly regarded assessment is designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to seek care. SBUH ranked No. 41 in Neurology and Neurosurgery, and No. 49 in Orthopedics in the nation.

“These rankings are a testament to the hard work, commitment and dedication to high-quality clinical care Stony Brook University Hospital provides on a daily basis,” said Carol A. Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ, Chief Executive Officer at Stony Brook University Hospital. “Our expert faculty and staff deserve credit for this impressive national recognition which demonstrates commitment to world-class, compassionate care for our patients.”

As for regional standings, Stony Brook University Hospital ranked No. 10 in New York State overall out of more than 200 hospitals. That’s up from No. 11 on the 2019-20 Best Hospitals rankings. The numerical ranking is based on points earned from national and high performing rankings in each of the 12 specialties. In addition to being nationally ranked in Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics, SBUH earned high performing marks in 6 other adult specialties; diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology. Hospitals that are not nationally ranked but scored high enough in a specialty to place them in the top 10% of the analyzed centers are recognized as high performing.

Stony brook hospitalFor the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, only 134 hospitals in the United States performed well enough to be nationally ranked in at least one specialty. Overall ranking is based on a combination of patient outcomes, such as discharge-to-home and risk-adjusted survival rates, in addition to processes of care and resources, including patient experience, patient and clinical services, number of patients, quality of nursing, and opinions from over 30,000 physicians.

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”

For more information about Stony Brook University Hospital’s Neurosciences Institute, click here.

For more information about Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates, click here.

About Stony Brook University Hospital:

Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 624 beds, SBUH serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center, and is home to the Stony Brook University Heart Institute, Stony Brook University Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute. SBUH also encompasses Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. To learn more, visit

About U.S. New & World Report:

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and News, provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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