DETROIT, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan is among the best in the country in pediatric specialties according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan ranked in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pulmonary and urology.
The rankings recognize the top 50 children's hospitals in each of the 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 ranked in one or more specialties.
For families of sick children, Best Children's Hospitals provides unparalleled quality-related information in addition to rankings, including survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, and much more. Since their 2007 debut, the rankings have put an increasing emphasis on data that directly reflect hospitals' performance over the opinions of physicians.
In its sixth year, U.S. News surveyed 178 pediatric centers to obtain hard data such as availability of key resources and ability to prevent complications and infections. The hospital survey made up 75 percent of the rankings. A separate reputational survey in which 1,500 pediatric specialists—150 in each specialty—were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty made up the remaining 25 percent.
Survey rankings are available online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals. The U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, available in August, will also include the rankings.
To learn more about Children's Hospital of Michigan, visit www.childrensdmc.org.
About the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan
For 125 years the Children's Hospital of Michigan is the first and most experienced hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. A leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services, it is ranked one of America's best hospitals for children. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children's Hospital of Michigan than in any other facility. Children's Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.
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