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|For Immediate Release
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore has been listed as one of
the top hospitals in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery, according to
U.S. News & World Report's 2008 annual hospital ranking. Sinai ranked 47th
in the country, according to the report.
It is an honor that U.S. News & World Report
recognizes the excellent care provided by our staff here at Sinai,” said Neil M.
Meltzer, president and COO, Sinai Hospital.
The Neurology and
Neurosurgery departments are part of the LifeBridge Health Brain & Spine
Institute, a one-of-its-kind consortium of specialists in neurology and
neurosurgery, as well as orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and
several other subspecialties.
"Patients at the Brain &
Spine Institute are referred to a team of world-class dedicated physicians and
medical staff who develop a proper plan of treatment and/or procedures for
diseases of and injuries to the brain, nervous system and spine,” Meltzer said.
"Sinai is the only community-based hospital in Maryland that is named among
other prestigious medical centers around the United States in the neurology and
U.S. News & World Report started
the annual listings as a way to identify facilities with the best level of
medical care in the country. To be eligible for the ranking, a hospital must
first belong to the Council of Teaching Hospitals, and be affiliated with a
medical school or have at least six technology services out of a defined list of
Those services include cancer; digestive disorders; heart; kidney
disease; neurology and neurosurgery; urology; ophthalmology; psychiatry; and
Hospitals in the U.S. News and World Report listing are
ranked based on several factors including reputation among specialists,
mortality rates and other medical data, most of which comes from an annual
survey by the American Hospital Association.
Sinai Hospital of
Baltimore is part of LifeBridge Health, a regional health
organization that also includes Northwest
Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric
Center and Hospital, Jewish Convalescent &
Nursing Home, and related subsidiaries