SEATTLE, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's Hospital announced today that U.S. News & World Report has ranked Seattle Children's fifth in the nation in its 2016-17 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. Seattle Children's was also named to the Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to hospitals with exceptional performance in three or more pediatric specialties.
U.S. News & World Report ranks pediatric hospitals in 10 specialty areas. Seattle Children's received top rankings for all 10 specialties, with six of Seattle Children's specialty programs ranking in the top 10 and nine programs ranking in the top 20.
Seattle Children's top programs honored this year include:
- Nephrology: #4
- Neonatology: #5
- Cancer: #6
- Diabetes & Endocrinology: #6
- Urology: #6
- Neurology & Neurosurgery: #9
- Pulmonary: #11
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery: #13
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery: #18
"Seattle Children's is honored to once again be recognized as one of the nation's top pediatric hospitals, with all 10 of our evaluated specialty programs being named among the best in the nation," said Dr. Jeff Sperring, chief executive officer of Seattle Children's. "These rankings reflect the incredible skill and dedication that our clinicians, researchers and staff members offer to the patients and families we serve, and underscore our commitment to deliver the safest, most effective and innovative care possible. I could not be more proud of our team."
The U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals rankings help parents select the best medical care for their children. The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
Hospitals were ranked based on a combination of clinical data, such as patient outcomes and hospital resources, and an annual reputation survey of pediatric specialists who were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, without considering location or expense. U.S. News garnered clinical data from a questionnaire sent to 183 pediatric hospitals and 78 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.
The Honor Roll and rankings will be published in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2017" guidebook, which will be available for pre-sale Aug. 1. For more information and to see each hospital's scores related to survival rates, procedure volume, commitment to best practices and more, visit Best Children's Hospitals.
About Seattle Children's
Seattle Children's Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.
Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children's Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children's Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.
Located in downtown Seattle's biotech corridor, Seattle Children's Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.
Following in the footsteps of a group of philanthropic women who founded Seattle Children's Hospital more than 100 years ago, Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 75,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who come together, start a guild and turn an activity they love into a way to support Seattle Children's. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children's care and research teams to come together in an effort to improve the health and well-being of all kids.
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