Recognized as one of the most comprehensive listings of its kind, the report ranks hospitals that show excellence in pediatric specialty areas including Cancer, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Kidney, Neonatology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.
Children”s ranked in each of the 10 specialty areas. This year, Children”s ranks among the top 10 in two specialty areas – Cardiology and Heart Surgery and Orthopaedics. In addition, five Children”s specialty areas rank among the top 20 in the nation – Urology, Cancer, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Nephrology.
“Children”s is vital to our community and to receive the distinction as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation is truly an honor,”# said Donna Hyland, president and CEO of Children”s Healthcare of Atlanta. “Children”s is fortunate to have dedicated physicians and staff who deliver the highest quality of care for our patients as we strive to continue to enhance the lives of the children in Georgia.”#
The 2011 edition of “Best Children”s Hospitals”# is published online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals and on newsstands Aug. 30. Now in its fifth year, “Best Children”s Hospitals”# pulls together clinical and operational data from an extensive survey, completed by the majority of the 177 hospitals asked to participate for the 2011-12 rankings.
Children”s has been recognized by Parents magazine as one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country.# The not-for-profit organization was also named among Fortune magazine”s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”#