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UVA Children's Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by US News & World Report

UVA Children's Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by US News & World Report UVA Children's Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by US News & World Report
Ron Matthews | 28 June, 2017, 02:39

U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in six specialties in the new 2017-18 Best Children's Hospitals rankings published online today.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the top children's hospitals in the country.

"This well-deserved, continued recognition is an important reminder to families, referring physicians and the region as a whole that the highest level of pediatric specialty care is available right here in central Pennsylvania", said Dr. Leslie Walker-Harding, chair of pediatrics at Penn State Children's Hospital. "That is accomplished by our dedicated staff going above and beyond every single day".

For 12 straight years, Children's has also been named among Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

A total of 89 hospitals placed on at least one of those specialty lists this year. Mott hospital, which is part of the Michigan Medicine academic medical center, was recognized among the nation's best in cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, cancer, neonatology, pulmonology, urology and diabetes.

The rankings are based on measures including clinical outcomes, patient volume, infection control, adequacy of nursing staff, coordination of care delivery and compliance with best practices.

"Our clinical teams are devoted to exceptional, compassionate care for children and families facing the most complex medical conditions", says Chris Dickinson, M.D., chief medical officer at Mott. "St. Jude is truly unique".

The assessment of 187 hospitals relies on clinical data and reputation surveys of health care providers to identify the top 50 pediatrics programs in the U.S.in each of the disciplines. Their responses were also combined with those from similar surveys conducted between 2015 and 2016.

The 2017-2018 Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll, giving to pediatric centers that provide exceptionally high-quality care in several specialties, included Boston Children's Hospital, which ranked No. 1 in five of the 10 specialites.

The new rankings come just months after UI Health Care in February opened a new $360 million 14-floor stand-alone children's hospital, which added 134 pediatric beds and 507,000 square feet to the UI Hospitals and Clinics campus. With a network of Johns Hopkins All Children's Outpatient Care centers and collaborative care provided by All Children's Specialty Physicians at regional hospitals, Johns Hopkins All Children's brings care closer to home.

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