has been pegged as the No. 17 hospital in New York out of a pool of 241 hospitals in the state, according to new hospital rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
The hospital was also ranked No. 20 among the 184 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area, which includes northern New Jersey and Westchester.
Stony Brook University Hospital was also categorized as "high performing" in nine specialties: cancer, ENT, geriatrics, orthopedics, urology, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology, nephrology and pulmonology.
In a statement to Patch, Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, Dean of the Stony Brook School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, said the hospital "is pleased to be recognized as high-performing in nine adult specialties by the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings."
"These designations reflect the overall breadth of clinical excellence found at Stony Brook across many specialties in our unique role as Long Island’s premier academic medical center," Kaushansky said.
Stony Brook University Hospital also fared better than state and national averages in patient satisfaction surveys, with 70 percent of patients saying they would definitely recommend the hospital to family and friends. The state and national averages were 63 percent and 69 percent, respectively. Just 4 percent of patients at Stony Brook said they would definitely or probably not recommend the hospital.
In nearby Port Jefferson, placed 28th in the state and 34th in the New York metropolitan area and "[scored] high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes.” was not ranked in the report.
At No. 4, St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn was the top-rated hospital on Long Island in the report. The complete rankings and methodology are available here.