U.S. News & World Report Ranks Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center One of Nation's Best

U.S. News & World Report magazine placed Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center among the nation's top children's hospitals for the 12th consecutive year...


U.S. News & World Report magazine placed Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center among the nation's top children's hospitals for the 12th consecutive year...

Seattle, Wash. – Yesterday, U.S. News & World Report magazine placed Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center among the nation's top children's hospitals for the 12th consecutive year. The results were announced as part of U.S. News & World Report's 15th annual "America's Best Hospitals" Index. Children's was ranked 16th in the country, and the only children's hospital in the Pacific Northwest to make the list. The rankings will appear in the July 12th issue, which will be on newsstands July 5th.

U.S. News & World Report Index rankings measure 17 specialties, including pediatrics, from 6,012 hospitals across the country. Survey results for pediatric hospitals were based on reputation alone, without consideration of cost or location, among randomly selected physicians. Board-certified physicians were selected from the American Medical Association's membership of more than 811,000 doctors. Children's reputation score – 8.4, an increase from a 7.8 score in 2003 – is based on the percentage of responding doctors who cited Children's as being one of the top five pediatric hospitals in the nation.

"Children's standing as one of the top children's hospitals nationwide is a reflection of the tremendous dedication and expertise of our employees and medical staff," said Treuman Katz, president and CEO of Children's. "It also represents our challenge to continue working everyday to achieve our vision of becoming the best children's hospital in the country."

Children's serves as the primary pediatric teaching site for the University of Washington Medical Center, which was also recognized in the listings and was ranked #9 in U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" listing, recognizing medical centers or hospitals that excel in six or more specialties.

Details about the final rankings and more information about the survey methodology may be found here.

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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