PALO ALTO, Calif. -- In the new U.S.News & World Report rankings of America's Best Children’s Hospitals 2010, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford has again been named one of the nation’s best.
In their annual survey online today (3) at usnews.com/childrenshospitals, U.S.News places three of the hospital’s specialties in the nation’s Top Ten, including heart and heart surgery (#5), kidney disorders (#5), and neonatology (#6). These honors made Packard Children’s the only Bay Area children’s hospital with programs in the Top Ten. Additionally, these three specialty rankings were the highest among children’s hospitals in California, and both the heart and neonatology programs ranked as highest among children’s hospitals on the West Coast.
Additionally, six other programs ranked highly on the U.S.News specialty list, including cancer, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, urology, and neurology/neurosurgery.
Christopher Dawes, president and chief executive officer at Packard Children’s, was proud of the news. “We share this success with our entire faculty and staff. They’re pioneers in pediatric and obstetric medicine, and it’s through their passion and innovation that we have built one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals,” said Dawes. “The new rankings are a testament to this phenomenal work.”
The U.S.News honor adds to a growing list of recent highlights for Packard Children’s, including:
The specialty rankings of this year’s America’s Best Children’s Hospitals survey were based on a methodology that weighed a blend of reputation, outcome, and care-related measures such as volume, nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing, and other factors. A detailed description of the methodology can be found online at http://health.usnews.com/health-news/best-childrens-hospitals/articles/2010/06/02/behind-the-2010-11-best-childrens-hospitals-rankings.html.
About Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its core, is an internationally recognized leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty from the routine to rare, for every child and pregnant woman. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we deliver this innovative care and research through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, we are committed to supporting our community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to helping re-establish school nurse positions in local schools. Learn more about our full range of preeminent programs and network of care at stanfordchildrens.org, and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the heart of Stanford Children’s Health, and is one of the nation’s top hospitals for the care of children and expectant mothers. For a decade, we have received the highest specialty rankings of any Northern California children’s hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals survey, and are the only hospital in Northern California to receive the national 2013 Leapfrog Group Top Children’s Hospital award for quality and patient care safety. Discover more at stanfordchildrens.org.