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U.S. News & World Report Nationally Ranks North Shore University Hospital Among Top 50 in US for Neurology and Neurosurgery

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North Shore University Hospital
(NSUH) was recognized for its excellence in neurology and neurosurgery for the first time, ranking among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s 23rd annual Best Hospitals edition released Tuesday.  They were among only 148 of the nation’s nearly 4,800 hospitals that were ranked nationally in at least one of 16 adult medical specialties.

"We are extremely proud that the Cushing Neuroscience Institute’s (CNI) neurosurgery and neurology programs based at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) have been recognized as one of the best neuroscience programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, says Raj K. Narayan, MD, chair of neurosurgery and director of the Cushing Neuroscience Institute.

“This is North Shore University Hospital’s inaugural inclusion on U.S. News’ prestigious neurology/neurosurgery list, reflecting the excellent service provided by our dedicated physicians, nurses and support staff to each of our patients,” added Ronald Kanner, MD, chair of neurology at NSUH.

The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”

The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, NC. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August.

The complete rankings and methodology are available at

About North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI)

North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute was established in 2006 and is a multidisciplinary continuum of neuroscience programs that combines clinical programs, scientific research and technology, and education to advance the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.  CNI’s team of specialists is dedicated to providing high-quality, world-class medical and surgical care, while maintaining the highest ethical standards. CNI is committed to serve its patients and community with a blend of technical expertise and compassion, and continually work to discover new and cutting-edge treatments through research.  For more information about CNI, visit To make an appointment with a CNI physician, call the neuroscience hotline at 516-562-3822.