1. Does the hospital treat every part of the spine, for people of any age?
Make sure you choose a provider that offers a full range of Spine Care services, including Physical Therapy, Physiatry, Neurology, Radiology and Pain Management - as well as Surgery.
2. Is the hospital ranked #1 in leading surveys such as U.S.News & World Report, and has it achieved Magnet status for Nursing Excellence?
Quality claims are everywhere, but the hospital that is ranked #1 in the country for Orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report Best Hospitals 2014-2015 rankings and that has achieved Magnet status for Nursing Excellence is right here in NYC.
3. Does the hospital care for at least 8,500 spine patients per year?
What is considered complex at one hospital is routine at another. Some of the most experienced Spine Care specialists in the world are at one hospital in NYC.
4. Are the hospital's independently verified patient "likelihood to recommend" scores in at least the 95th percentile?
No need to compromise here: one orthopedic hospital in NYC has the highest patient satisfaction ratings in the country - higher even than Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic.
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