CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Hudson Valley Hospital Center has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the top hospitals in the care of older adults.
According to the magazine’s recently released annual report on the nation’s best hospitals, Hudson Valley Hospital Center received a regional ranking in geriatric care. Death rates, patient safety and hospital reputation were a few of the many factors considered.
HVHC’s status as a magnet hospital for nursing excellence also weighed in the decision. Only 144 hospitals were nationally ranked in a specialty.
The U.S. News & World Report ranking follows the hospital’s being chosen as only one of four hospitals in New York state to be rated a top-notch geriatric “NICHE” hospital by the NYU College of Nursing.
In March, Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders, or NICHE, released a list of nine hospitals that achieved exemplar status for the progress of their nurse-driven programs in raising the level of quality in care of older adult patients. HVHC was the only hospital in the region to receive this honor. Exemplar is the highest of four levels of recognition.
The 2014-15 U.S. News & World Report rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country and span 16 medical specialties from cancer to urology. Just 12 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for best hospitals in 2014-15 earned a regional ranking.