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UVA Children's Hospital specialties ranked

Local Hospital Ranks Top 50 in 'Best Children's Hospitals'

In the 2017-18 rankings, 81 of the 187 hospitals surveyed were ranked in at least one of the 10 specialties.

The 2017-18 results mark the 11 year of the pediatric rankings report, which serve as a guide of hospitals that excel in treating the sickest children.

"This recognition is a great achievement for Children's National, affirming our place as a premier destination for pediatric care, and the commitment of our people, partners and supporters to helping every child grow up stronger", said Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children's National.

UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, which is located in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, has been consistently recognized for broad excellence since the Best Children's Hospitals rankings were introduced in 2007. Fenwick said in the statement that it is their mission to provide the best experience and outcome possible to every family that walks through their doors.

"We try to make the best use of that information to provide patients and their families about where to get the best care for their kids", said Ben Harder, who spearheads the project for U.S. News & World Report.

According to the U.S. News, Nationwide Children's Hospital came in at 10th for pediatric cancer treatment, ninth for pediatric nephrology, and sixth for pediatric neurology and neurosurgery.

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But the report will carry considerable weight in a country where about 40 per cent of the population identifies as Catholic.

"These rankings represent a steadfast commitment by our entire children's hospital staff to delivering the highest quality pediatric care in the region".

Among the three Northeast Ohio hospitals on the U.S. News list, Rainbow achieved the highest ranking. Joseph Sanzari Children's Hospital, part of Hackensack, is ranked 45th in the field of pediatric neurology and neurosurgery.

The two UI Children's Hospital specialties that dropped out of the top 50 this year include diabetes and endocrinology, which ranked No. 23 last year, and orthopedics, which ranked No. 35.

Stanford Children's Health, with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at its center, is the Bay Area's largest health care system exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Home to the Children's Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National is one of the nation's top NIH-funded pediatric institutions.

Data collected and analyzed included survival rates for children who underwent surgery for serious congenital heart defects, infection rates in neonatal intensive care units, complications from kidney biopsies and other care outcomes.