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U.S. News & World Report Magazine Names Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center One of Nation's Top Children's Hospitals

July 17, 2003

Board-certified physicians recognize Children's as the best pediatric hospital in the Northwest.

Board-certified physicians recognize Children's as the best pediatric hospital in the Northwest.

Seattle, Wash. July 17, 2003: Today U.S. News & World Report Magazine placed Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center among the nation's top children's hospitals for the 11th consecutive year. The results were announced as part of U.S. News & World Report Magazine's 14th annual "America's Best Hospitals" Index. Children's was ranked 15th in the country, up from 18th last year. The rankings will appear in the July 28 issue, which will be on newsstands next Monday.

U.S. News & World Report Index rankings measure 17 specialties, including pediatrics, from 6,003 hospitals across the country. Survey results for pediatric hospitals were based on reputation among randomly selected physicians. Approximately 150 board-certified physicians were selected from the American Medical Association's membership of more than 800,000 doctors. They were asked to list up to five hospitals they believe to be best in their specialty.

"This survey validates what our families and patients experience every day: Children's team of physicians, nurses, researchers and many others working together to provide excellent, family-centered medical care," said Treuman Katz, president and CEO of Children's. "Being ranked among the best pediatric hospitals nationally for so many years demonstrates recognition of our commitment to achieving the best possible patient outcomes through compassionate and respectful care, advancements in research, education, and child advocacy."

About Seattle Children's Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org.

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