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

July 02, 2004

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 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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