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Two LIJ hospitals named in U.S. News’ top rankings

Two North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System hospitals were ranked among the best hospitals in the country in the latest issue of U.S. News & World Report.

The Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks was ranked 19th in the country for psychiatric services and North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, L.I., was ranked 45th in the nation in geriatrics, according to the magazine.

Out of 4,852 hospitals that U.S. News & World Report evaluated, only 152 achieved rankings in a specialty.

“Zucker Hillside’s recognition by U.S. News & World Report is an indicator of our strong efforts towards continually working to serve our patients’ needs,” said Dr. John Kane, vice president of behavioral health and chairman of psychiatry for North Shore-LIJ.

Kane said the distinction “is a testament to the quality of our services and the positive impact that we’ve had on the lives of our patients. It also reflects the impact that our academic efforts have had on the [psychiatry] field as a whole.”

The ranking for Zucker Hillside, a 223-bed hospital in Glen Oaks, marked the third time in the last four years the hospital made it onto the “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News.

North Shore University Hospital was ranked for its geriatric services the first time this year.

“North Shore University Hospital’s exceptional ranking is a reflection of the quality of care provided by our multi-disciplinary approach to geriatric services,” said Dr. Howard Guzik, chief of geriatrics at the Manhasset hospital and medical director of The Stern Family Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation. “It is truly a reflection of the teamwork and dedication that characterizes our entire staff of clinicians and other support staff.”

U.S. News & World Report came out with its list of the country’s best children’s hospitals earlier this year.

The Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, another North Shore-LIJ hospital in New Hyde Park, L.I., made that list.

Reach reporter Howard Koplowitz by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4573.

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