For the second straight year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best children’s hospitals in the country.
Brenner Children’s was ranked in two specialties, neonatology (No. 26) and orthopaedics (No. 39).
The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News’s top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Eighty-nine hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, based on a combination of clinical data and reputation with pediatric specialists.
“We are thrilled to continue to be recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in America,” said Marty B. Scott, M.D., vice president, Brenner Children’s Hospital. “This is a reflection of our dedicated faculty and staff’s commitment to deliver an outstanding patient experience to every child and family we have the opportunity to care for.”
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families find the best pediatric care available. The rankings offer an array of detailed information about each hospital’s performance.
Five-sixths of each hospital’s score relied on patient outcomes and the care-related resources each hospital makes available. To gather clinical data, U.S. News sent a clinical questionnaire to 183 pediatric hospitals. The remaining one-sixth of the score derived from a survey of 450 pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty over three years. The 4,500 physicians were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.
“Every Best Children’s Hospital deserves high praise,” said U.S. News’ health rankings editor, Avery Comarow. “We know how important it is to parents to have confidence in pediatric centers that show dedication and expertise in caring for a child facing a life-threatening, rare or demanding illness.”
The complete rankings can be viewed on http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings.
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