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Best Children's Hospitals

Children's Hospital & Medical Center is ranked in two pediatric specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

Children's ranked 45th in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, and 45th in Cardiology and Heart Surgery.  This is Children's third consecutive ranking for cardiac services and its first for GI.

The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. hospitals in each of these pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Eighty-seven hospitals ranked in at least one of the 10 specialties.

"Children's Hospital & Medical Center deserves high praise," said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. "Ranking shows the dedication and expertise that Children's brings to the care of children who need those qualities the most. We think it is important to identify and call attention to pediatric centers like this one."

U.S. News introduced the Best Children's Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings offer families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level.

Each hospital's reputation among doctors was only a small part of what U.S. News factored into its rankings. Three-quarters of each hospital's score was determined through an analysis of patient outcomes and data on the structural resources each hospital has for pediatric care. To gather data, U.S. News used two surveys: a clinical questionnaire sent to 179 pediatric hospitals and, for the reputational assessment, a survey of 150 pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty. The 1,500 physicians were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.

"We challenge ourselves to deliver the highest quality, most advanced pediatric care," said Carl Gumbiner, M.D., chief medical officer and senior vice president of Medical Affairs at Children's.  "We’re both honored and humbled by this recognition.  We view it as a reflection of Children's growth as a regional pediatric center, our talented and experienced team of medical professionals, and our commitment to patients and families."

Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, and much more can be viewed on and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook.


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