1. What is the Honor Roll?

The Honor Roll consists of hospitals who have treated at least thirty cases, and whose risk-adjusted mortality rate is statistically significantly lower than the state average mortality rate using a 95% confidence interval on a given indicator. The list is sorted by region, indicator, and city, respectively. Essentially, the same information can be obtained by viewing the TABLES and GRAPHS from the main entry page and noting the hospitals with three stars. Indicators for which no hospitals made the honor roll are not displayed.

2. What does "risk-adjustment" and "95% confidence interval" mean?

These terms are described in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. More information also can be obtained in our Interpreting Tables and Interpreting Graphs page.

3. Why are volume and utilization indicators excluded from the Honor Roll?

Hospitals which make the honor roll are the same hospitals which obtained three stars in a given mortality indicator on the GRAPHS. Due to the fact that there is no correct way to gauge volume or utilization levels as better or worse, we can only include mortality indicators simply because we know that a lower mortality rate is definately better.

4. What is the AMERICAS' SAFEST HOSPITALS (SM) RECOGNITION?

Hospitals were evaluated based on mortality rates, patient safety indicators, two types of adverse events and participation in national safety programs. The analysis focused on areas where hospitals performed better than average. The top 15 percent of hospitals were selected for the Honor Roll. However, excluded from the Honor Roll were hospitals that scored in the bottom 50 percent of the Watch List or had more than two “worse than average” scores.

 

   Pancreatic Resection Mortality (Surgical removal of the pancreas)[Graph]
     New York
        Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
   Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair Mortality [Graph]
     New York
        Mount Sinai Medical Center
     Syracuse
        St Joseph's Hospital Health Center
     Rochester
        ViaHealth/Rochester General Hospital
   Craniotomy Mortality (Surgical opening of the skull) [Graph]
     New York
        Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
        Mount Sinai Medical Center
     Flushing
        New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
     New York
        New York Presbyterian/Weil Cornell Center
        New York University Hospitals Center
        St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital/Roosevelt Hospital Division
     Rochester
        Strong Memorial Hospital
   Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) [Graph]
     Elmira
        Arnot Ogden Medical Center
     Bronx
        Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center/Concourse Division
     New York
        Mount Sinai Medical Center
        New York Presbyterian/Allen Pavilion
        New York University Hospitals Center
     Manhasset
        NS/LIJ HS-North Shore University Hospital/Manhasset
     Goshen
        Orange Regional Medical Center/Arden Hill
     Roslyn
        St Francis Hospital-The Heart Center
     Newburgh
        St Luke's Cornwall Hospital/Newburgh Campus
     Stony Brook
        SUNY/Stony Brook University Hospital
   Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Mortality [Graph]
     Bronx
        Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center/Concourse Division
     Syracuse
        Community General Hospital of Greater Syracuse
     Rochester
        Highland Hospital
     Cortlandt Manor
        Hudson Valley Hospital Center
     Port Jefferson
        John T Mather Memorial Hospital
     New York
        Lenox Hill Hospital
     Brooklyn
        Maimonides Medical Center
     New York
        New York Presbyterian/Weil Cornell Center
        New York University Hospitals Center
     Nyack
        Nyack Hospital
     Bronx
        Our Lady Of Mercy Medical Center
     Newburgh
        St Luke's Cornwall Hospital/Newburgh Campus
     Albany
        St Peter's Hospital
     Stony Brook
        SUNY/Stony Brook University Hospital
     Rochester
        Unity Hospital
        ViaHealth/Rochester General Hospital
   Acute Stroke Mortality [Graph]
     Elmira
        Arnot Ogden Medical Center
     New York
        Beth Israel Medical Center/Petrie Campus
     Suffern
        Good Samaritan Hospital of Suffern
     West Haverstraw
        Helen Hayes Hospital/Acute Care
     Rochester
        Highland Hospital
     Brooklyn
        Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
     New York
        Mount Sinai Medical Center
     Flushing
        New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
     New York
        New York Presbyterian/Columbia Presbyterian
        New York Presbyterian/Weil Cornell Center
        New York University Hospitals Center
     Huntington
        NS/LIJ HS-Huntington Hospital
     Roslyn
        St Francis Hospital-The Heart Center
     Albany
        St Peter's Hospital
     Rochester
        Strong Memorial Hospital
     Stony Brook
        SUNY/Stony Brook University Hospital
     Rochester
        ViaHealth/Rochester General Hospital
     Mineola
        Winthrop-University Hospital
   Gastrointestinal (GI) Hemorrhage Mortality [Graph]
     Port Jefferson
        John T Mather Memorial Hospital
     Brooklyn
        Lutheran Medical Center
     New York
        New York University Hospitals Center
     Rochester
        ViaHealth/Rochester General Hospital
   Hip Fracture Mortality [Graph]
     Buffalo
        Erie County Medical Center
     Canandaigua
        F F Thompson Hospital
     Utica
        Faxton-St Luke's Healthcare/St Luke's Campus
     West Haverstraw
        Helen Hayes Hospital/Acute Care
     Bronx
        Jacobi Medical Center
     Jamaica
        Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
     New York
        New York Presbyterian/Columbia Presbyterian
     Rhinebeck
        Northern Dutchess Hospital
     New York
        St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital/St Luke's Hospital Division
     Amsterdam
        St Mary's Hospital at Amsterdam
     Albany
        St Peter's Hospital
   Pneumonia Mortality [Graph]
     Elmira
        Arnot Ogden Medical Center
     New York
        Bellevue Hospital Center (HHC)
     Potsdam
        Canton-Potsdam Hospital
     Ogdensburg
        Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
     Brooklyn
        Coney Island Hospital
     Rochester
        Highland Hospital
     Bronx
        Jacobi Medical Center
     Wellsville
        Jones Memorial Hospital
     Brooklyn
        Maimonides Medical Center
     New York
        New York Presbyterian/Allen Pavilion
        New York University Hospitals Center
     Nyack
        Nyack Hospital
     Bronx
        Our Lady Of Mercy Medical Center
     Warwick
        St Anthony Community Hospital
     Bronx
        St Barnabas Hospital
     New York
        St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital/Roosevelt Hospital Division
     Amsterdam
        St Mary's Hospital at Amsterdam
     Albany
        St Peter's Hospital
     Rochester
        Strong Memorial Hospital
        ViaHealth/Rochester General Hospital
   Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty [Graph]
     Brooklyn
        Maimonides Medical Center
     New York
        Mount Sinai Medical Center
     Flushing
        New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
     Huntington
        NS/LIJ HS-Huntington Hospital
     New Hyde Park
        NS/LIJ HS-Long Island Jewish Medical Center
     Manhasset
        NS/LIJ HS-North Shore University Hospital/Manhasset
     Roslyn
        St Francis Hospital-The Heart Center
   Acute Myocardial Infarction w/transfers excluded (Heart Attack) [Graph]
     Bronx
        Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center/Concourse Division
     New York
        Mount Sinai Medical Center
        New York Presbyterian/Allen Pavilion
        New York University Hospitals Center
     Manhasset
        NS/LIJ HS-North Shore University Hospital/Manhasset
     Goshen
        Orange Regional Medical Center/Arden Hill
     Roslyn
        St Francis Hospital-The Heart Center
     Newburgh
        St Luke's Cornwall Hospital/Newburgh Campus
     Stony Brook
        SUNY/Stony Brook University Hospital
   Failure to rescue [Graph]
     New York
        Beth Israel Medical Center/Petrie Campus
        Hospital for Special Surgery
     Port Jefferson
        John T Mather Memorial Hospital
     New York
        Lenox Hill Hospital
        Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
        New York University Hospitals Center
     Manhasset
        NS/LIJ HS-North Shore University Hospital/Manhasset
     Rochester
        ViaHealth/Rochester General Hospital
   Iatrogenic pneumothorax [Graph]
     New York
        St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital/St Luke's Hospital Division
   Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma [Graph]
     Albany
        Albany Memorial Hospital
     Elmira
        Arnot Ogden Medical Center
     Brooklyn
        Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center
     Elmhurst
        Elmhurst Hospital Center
     Buffalo
        Erie County Medical Center
     Glens Falls
        Glens Falls Hospital
     Rochester
        Highland Hospital
     Brooklyn
        Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
     New York
        Mount Sinai Medical Center
     Brooklyn
        New York Community Hospital
     Valley Stream
        NS/LIJ HS-Franklin Hospital Medical Center
     Glen Cove
        NS/LIJ HS-North Shore University Hospital/Glen Cove
     Southampton
        Southampton Hospital
     Rochester
        Strong Memorial Hospital
        Unity Hospital
     Poughkeepsie
        Vassar Brothers Medical Center
   Postoperative respiratory failure [Graph]
     New York
        Hospital for Joint Diseases
        Hospital for Special Surgery
        Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
        New York University Hospitals Center
   Postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis [Graph]
     Elmira
        Arnot Ogden Medical Center
     New York
        Beth Israel Medical Center/Petrie Campus
     Hamilton
        Community Memorial Hospital
     Schenectady
        Ellis Hospital
     Kenmore
        Kenmore Mercy Hospital
     Kingston
        Kingston Hospital
     Binghamton
        Lourdes Hospital
     Brooklyn
        Maimonides Medical Center
        New York Community Hospital
     Flushing
        New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
     Goshen
        Orange Regional Medical Center/Arden Hill
     Sleepy Hollow
        Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
     Watertown
        Samaritan Medical Center
     Utica
        St Elizabeth Medical Center
     Yonkers
        St John's Riverside Hospital/Andrus Pavilion
     Cheektowaga
        St Joseph Hospital
     Syracuse
        St Joseph's Hospital Health Center
     Poughkeepsie
        Vassar Brothers Medical Center
   Postoperative sepsis [Graph]
     New York
        Hospital for Special Surgery
        New York University Hospitals Center
     Albany
        St Peter's Hospital
   Accidental puncture and laceration [Graph]
     Brooklyn
        Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center
     Patchogue
        Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
     Glens Falls
        Glens Falls Hospital
     Suffern
        Good Samaritan Hospital of Suffern
     Bronxville
        Lawrence Hospital
     Brooklyn
        Long Island College Hospital
     New York
        Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
     Williamsville
        Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
     New York
        Mount Sinai Medical Center
     East Meadow
        Nassau University Medical Center
     New York
        New York Downtown Hospital
     Brooklyn
        New York Community Hospital
     Flushing
        New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
     New York
        New York Presbyterian/Allen Pavilion
        New York University Hospitals Center
     Niagara Falls
        Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
     Forest Hills
        NS/LIJ HS-Forest Hills Hospital
     Goshen
        Orange Regional Medical Center/Arden Hill
     Staten Island
        Richmond University Medical Center
     Oceanside
        South Nassau Communities Hospital
     Bronx
        St Barnabas Hospital
   Birth trauma -- injury to neonate [Graph]
     Elmhurst
        Elmhurst Hospital Center
     Utica
        Faxton-St Luke's Healthcare/St Luke's Campus
     Glens Falls
        Glens Falls Hospital
     Jamaica
        Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
     Brooklyn
        Kings County Hospital Center
     Bronx
        Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center
     Buffalo
        Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
     New York
        New York Downtown Hospital
     Bronx
        Our Lady Of Mercy Medical Center
     Port Jefferson
        St Charles Hospital
     Albany
        St Peter's Hospital
     Rochester
        Unity Hospital
        ViaHealth/Rochester General Hospital
     White Plains
        White Plains Hospital Center
     Mineola
        Winthrop-University Hospital
     Brooklyn
        Woodhull Medical & Mental Health Center
        Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
   "AMERICAS' SAFEST HOSPITALS(SM)" LIST FOR NEW YORK STATE