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
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