ABU DHABI- For the fourth year in a row, Children’s National, home of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation on the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Pediatric Medicine in Washington, D.C., has been ranked among the United States’ best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. hospitals in each of these pediatric specialties: cancer,cardiology and heart surgery,diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery,neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pulmonology, and urology. Children’s National is once again one of a few elite providers to rank in all ten specialties.
The hospitals were judged based on a combination of opinions from pediatric specialists about the hospitals they would recommend for the sickest children and data gathered in a survey covering important medical information.
“I’m truly honored by this distinction for the fourth consecutive year,” said Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National. “It is a testament to the excellent work provided by our entire care team, and to our dedication to delivering the highest quality healthcare to children from across the U.S. and internationally, including the United Arab Emirates, so they may have the best chance at a bright future.”
While recognized in these 10 specialty areas, Children’s National is more than just a hospital but is a full pediatric health system. Through innovative research, primary care, or advocating on behalf of children’s mental health care needs, Children’s National is dedicated to improving the lives of children.
This year, six of Children’s specialties ranked in the top 15: cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and urology. Additionally, neonatology is ranked in the top ten for the seventh consecutive year. Five areas also improved in their rankings from the previous year, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, and urology.
Children’s National is a member of the elite U.S. pediatric research institutions that marry cutting-edge research to high-quality care within the same facility.
“Children’s National deserves high praise,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “We know how important it is for parents to have confidence in pediatric centers that show dedication and expertise in caring for a child who’s facing a life-threatening, rare or demanding illness.”
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings offer families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level.