MINNEAPOLIS, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Once again, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has been recognized as one of the best children's hospitals in the country in U.S. News and World Report's 2012-2013 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.
For the sixth consecutive year, Children's was ranked in neonatology, for the care that it provides to the youngest and most fragile patients. Children's has been ranked in this category since U.S. News began ranking pediatric hospitals in 2007. For the second consecutive year, Children's was ranked in cardiology and heart surgery, a program that is one of the largest in the region by patient volume.
"Children's is honored to be recognized again by U.S. News. The listing is a tribute to our skilled and dedicated staff, who are deeply committed to providing children with the best possible care," said Alan L. Goldbloom, MD, president and CEO of Children's.
The rankings feature 50 hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Eighty hospitals across the country were recognized in one or more specialties.
For the full rankings and methodology, visit www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.
About Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota:
Serving as Minnesota's children's hospital since 1924, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health care organizations in the United States, with 347 staffed beds at its two hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children's of Minnesota provides care through more than 12,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient clinic visits every year. Children's is the only Minnesota hospital system to provide comprehensive care exclusively to children.
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