Children's Hospital Los Angeles ranked best in West

Grant Boone
June 28, 2018

Finishing behind Children's are Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Texas Children's Hospital in Houston and Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Though Children's was not ranked in the top 10 on the overall list, it had four specialties rank in the top 20. "It's usually life and death, so it's a scary situation but it allows, I think, miracles to happen every day".

The recognition was of little surprise to Heather Myers, whose daughter Olivia underwent surgery at Penn State Children's Hospital after being born with a rare congenital heart disorder.

In the individual specialties rankings, the Children's nephrology program (No. 7), gastroenterology program (No. 10), Aflac Cancer Center (No. 11) and orthopaedics program (No. 13) all ranked in the top 20. The hospital serves 29 counties and has pediatric ambulances dedicated to transporting babies and children.

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Each year the rankings highlight the top 50 pediatric facilities in the U.S.in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. More information can be found online in the Best Children's Hospitals rankings and will be published in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2018" guidebook. TeleMSE, a medical screening evaluation program, allows physicians to work remotely with ED staff to help triage patients in a timely manner, allowing patients to be seen by specialists faster and more efficiently.

The full rankings and methodology are available at USnews.com. NewYork-Presbyterian also comprises NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division, NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on US pediatric hospitals. A member of BJC Healthcare, St. Louis Children's Hospital follows one simple mission - to do what's right for kids. In 2018, Children's expanded with a state-of-the-art, 12-story medical tower. Children's relies on generous donors to deliver specialized care for families in need, extend health care services to the community, and pursue research that promises to transform pediatric medicine. To find out more, visit StLouisChildrens.org, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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