Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Ranks Among America’s Best in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) is among the best in the country in eight pediatric specialties according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is nationally ranked in Cancer
(#24), Cardiology & Heart Surgery
(#41), Neurology & Neurosurgery
(#34) and Gastroenterology
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 ranked in at least one specialty, based on a combination of clinical data and reputation with pediatric specialists.
“We are honored and humbled to have the Children’s Hospital of Michigan consistently recognized as one of America’s best hospitals for children. This would not be possible without the relentless dedication, commitment and expertise of our entire health care team who care for the children and families we serve,” said the Children’s Hospital of Michigan CEO Larry Gold.
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 open the door to 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.”
Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume and much more can be viewed on USNews.com
and will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, which will be available in August.
About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, www.ChildrensDMC.org
For more than 125 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. With more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialties and services, the hospital is a leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services; it is ranked one of America’s best hospitals for children and sees more children than any hospital in the state. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan than at any other facility. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
Contact: Elise Bennett
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Page: (313) 803-3889