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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta gets national honor

28 June 2017

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 list published online June 27.

The U.S News rankings listed Akron Children's Hospital among the top 50 hospitals for neonatology (35). "I think every single person here is dedicated to the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital".

Boston Children's is home to the largest research program at a pediatric medical center in the world, making advances in stem cell, neurobiology and genetics and genomics research, among others.

Pediatric cancer specialist Robert Goldsby, MD, spends time with a patient at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco.

The Best Children's Hospitals survey highlights the top 50 pediatric centers in the nation in 10 specialties. For the seventh year in a row, Children's National has ranked in all ten services, a testament to the pediatric care experts across the organization and their commitment to children and families. The methodology reflects the level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care, such as staffing, technology and special services; delivery of health care, such as reputation among pediatric specialists, programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices; and clinical outcomes, such as patient survival, infection rates and complications.

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Among the three Northeast Ohio hospitals on the U.S. News list, Rainbow achieved the highest ranking. "As we work to set the standard for pediatric cancer care, recognition such as this reaffirms that our focus and efforts are in the right place".

U.S. News and World Report based the rankings on data collected through a clinical survey sent to almost 200 hospitals. Their responses were also combined with those from similar surveys conducted between 2015 and 2016.

Other centers named to the top 10 for cancer care this year are Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Texas Children's Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Children's National Medical Center, Children's Hospital Colorado, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Nationwide Children's Hospital. "We can't wait to see how the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital will take the state's comprehensive care of children and their families to new and unprecedented heights for our state".

The Bronx's Children's Hospital at Montefiore won a top spot specifically for its cancer-treatment unit.


Children's Healthcare of Atlanta gets national honor