U.S. News Recognizes NewYork-Presbyterian as Region's Top Children's Hospital

NEW YORK (June 10, 2014) – For eight years running, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has ranked in more pediatric specialties than any other New York metro area hospital in U.S.News & World Report's "Best Children's Hospitals." The 2014–15 rankings are published online today.

NewYork-Presbyterian ranks among the top in the nation for children's care in the following specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and pulmonology.

NewYork-Presbyterian provides pediatric care in every area of medicine at two major sites: NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the NewYork-Presbyterian/Komansky Center for Children's Health. The hospital is affiliated with two prestigious medical schools, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College.

An area of particular prominence in the rankings is neonatology, in which NewYork-Presbyterian ranks sixth nationwide. The hospital's neonatal intensive care unit offers the highest level of care for neonates available and accepts more than 250 patient transfers from other hospitals each year.

Another top-10 specialty is cardiology and heart surgery. The hospital performs more than 700 cardiac operations annually, including 25 heart transplants and 175 newborn heart repairs. The hospital has the lowest mortality rate in New York State for pediatric heart surgery and one of the lowest in the nation. The hospital specializes in heart transplants for children with end-stage congestive heart failure and children with complex congenital heart disease.

"Having a child in the hospital can be one of the most difficult experiences for a parent and family," said Steven J. Corwin, MD, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "NewYork-Presbyterian's physicians, nurses, and staff understand the unique challenges facing children in the hospital and their families and are committed to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care and service to every child and family that comes through the doors of both Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the Komansky Center for Children's Health."

U.S. News ranks children's hospitals using a variety of criteria related to hospital resources and services, commitment to best practices, and outcome data. In addition, one-sixth of a hospital's score is determined through a national survey of pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each of the 10 ranked specialties.

The rankings, available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings, will be published in the print edition of U.S.News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" issue, which will be on newsstands in August.

Media can download high-resolution photos of the hospital from https://www.dropbox.com/s/o03wfpjt0ag4jfu/MSCHONY-Komansky-New-68th-Entrance_horizontal%202_web.jpg.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Komansky Center for Children's Health

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, which is affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health, which is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, have built a reputation for more than a century as two of the nation's premier centers for pediatric care. Together, they offer the best available care in every area of pediatrics — including the most complex neonatal and critical care, and all areas of pediatric surgery — in a family-friendly and technologically advanced setting. They are also major international referral centers, meeting the special needs of children from infancy through adolescence worldwide. NewYork-Presbyterian also comprises NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. For more information, visit www.nyp.org.

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This article originally appeared on the NewYork-Presbyterian website.

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