The NY State Health Department launched a website, New York State Hospital Profile, where you can see performance reports for all hospitals in the state. You can even compare hospitals with tools on the site. The big performance indicators are Measure Name Performance
learn more about Appropriate heart attack care "Appropriate heart attack care," "Appropriate heart failure care," and "Appropriate pneumonia care" (there's also, when applicable "Appropriate surgical infection prevention"). One of the big things is to see whether or not the hospital is about the state average for "appropriate heart attack care", which is 93%. The few Manhattan hospitals we looked at did score above 93% - St. Vincent's seemed to have the highest - 98%. But many hospitals scored lower than the state average of 76% for pneumonia care - Bellevue did get an 80%, but Lenox HIll, NY Presbyterian Columbia, NY Presbyterian Cornell, and St. Vincent's scored well below that. It's a cool site - check it out and let us know what you find.

Profiles of a few area hospitals: St. Vincent's, Bellevue, NY Presbyterian (Weil Cornelll), NY Presbyterian (Columbia), NY Methodist in Park Slope, Montefiore in the Bronx, and Queens Hospital Center.