The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is among the best children’s hospitals in the country in pediatric specialties and is the only hospital in Michigan ranked in all 10 specialties evaluated, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
C.S. Mott is nationally ranked in all 10 of the evaluated categories including fourth in the country in heart care and heart surgery, 14th in orthopedics, 17th in endocrinology and among the country’s best in cancer, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, neonatology, pulmonology and urology.
The new rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Eighty hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.
“We are extremely proud and pleased to be once again recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a comprehensive children’s hospital in all of the specialty pediatric disciplines,” says Dr. Valerie Castle, Ravitz Foundation Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and a pediatric oncologist.
Dr. Chris Dickinson, interim executive director of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, says he’s glad that U.S. News and World Report has recognized the tremendous care provided for the children at C.S. Mott.
“These top rankings in a variety of specialties illustrate the broad spectrum of strengths and skills among our C.S. Mott faculty and staff. It’s that expertise that makes it possible for us to provide exemplary care for patients and families from Michigan and around the world,” says Dickinson, who also is a professor of pediatric gastroenterology.
C.S. Mott’s highest ranking was in heart care and heart surgery, fourth in the nation.
C.S. Mott’s Congenital Heart Center performs more than 850 cardiac operations each year — from the most common to the most complex. As an international referral center for children with complex congenital heart problems, U-M has the second largest congenital heart program in the United States.
“In our congenital heart program and all of our programs, we offer excellent clinical care to the sickest of children,” says Dr. John Park, surgeon-in-chief for Mott Children’s Hospital. “It is especially gratifying to be ranked in all clinical categories. We are proud of the breadth of expertise of our physicians, nurses and clinical support staff.”
The full rankings and methodology are available at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.
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