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Nancy Spriggs, 91, stays strong thanks to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell’s Irving Wright Center on Aging.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital has something else to celebrate.
A week after a TV series about the Manhattan hospital won the ratings war for its time slot, it has been named the No. 1 medical center in the city.
The hospital — affiliated with Cornell and Columbia, with campuses in Washington Heights and the upper East Side — also was ranked No. 7 in the nation in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals survey.
This is the 13th year the hospital has been on the magazine’s honor roll of institutions with high marks in at least a half-dozen specialties; it is joined by two other Manhattan hospitals.
Dr. Steven Corwin, the hospital chief executive, says there’s a simple reason for the success.
“At New York-Presbyterian Hospital, our patients are always No. 1,” he said.
Television viewers across the country got to know the hospital last Tuesday with the debut of “NY Med,” an eight-part documentary series ABC filmed there for a year.
In New York — where it’s the top regional hospital — its reputation was no secret.
Waiting outside the Weill Cornell campus last week, Amiel Vernon, 60, said his wife was taken there when she fell ill at work in the winter.
“It was a blessing that this is where they took her, because it really is such a well-run place,” he said. “The service is outstanding, and the doctors are very knowledgeable. We came from Brentwood, L.I., to have the followup procedures done here because we were very happy with everything.”
Retired principal Maria McCaskill, 65, of Manhattan, recently followed her husband’s lead and centralized all her care at New York-Presbyterian.
“They are incredibly organized and efficient,” she said. “I can come here and get blood work done, and the results are available that evening. I can contact all of my doctors by email . . . and there is almost never a wait to be seen.”
The hospitals that did better than New York-Presbyterian on the national honor roll include Massachusetts General in Boston (No. 1), Johns Hopkins in Baltimore (No. 2), the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota (No. 3) and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio (No. 4).
But New York was the only city to have three hospitals on the elite national roster of 17, repeating a feat last achieved in 2009.
New York’s other high scorers are NYU Langone Medical Center (No. 11 in nation, No. 2 in the region) and Mount Sinai Medical Center (No. 14 in the nation, No. 3 in the city).
That was no surprise to Maria Green, 29, who lives in the Bronx but travels to Mount Sinai for all her medical care.
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