KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third straight year, and the fifth time in the last seven years, Children's Mercy is once again recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2017-18 "Best Children's Hospitals" report. Children's Mercy is listed among the best in the nation in all 10 pediatric specialties included in the survey.
This year, U.S. News surveyed more than 180 pediatric centers to gather clinical and operational data. This data was then combined with results from a reputational survey in which board-certified pediatric specialists representing the 10 areas were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty.
"Being listed again this year among the nation's best - in all 10 specialties – is an achievement that clearly shows that the Kansas City region has one of the best children's hospitals anywhere," says Dr. Randall L. O'Donnell, President and CEO of Children's Mercy. "For 120 years our pediatric specialists and pediatric nurses have been dedicated to finding answers for children and their families. But I also believe that after all that time, we're just getting started. So much more can be done as we continue to practice, teach and especially to research ways to provide the best outcomes for patients in our area and all around the world."
The full rankings and methodology are available at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.
About Children's Mercy Kansas City
Founded in 1897, Children's Mercy is one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers. With not-for-profit hospitals in Missouri and Kansas, and numerous specialty clinics in both states, Children's Mercy provides the highest level of care for children from birth through the age of 21. U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly ranked Children's Mercy as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." For the fourth time in a row, Children's Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of more than 700 pediatric subspecialists and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. Thanks to generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children's Mercy provides medical care to every child who passes through its doors, regardless of a family's ability to pay. For more information about Children's Mercy and its research, visit childrensmercy.org. For breaking news and videos, follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
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