Child Magazine Names Children's One of Nation's Top Children's Hospitals

Child Magazine today placed Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center amongst the nation’s top children’s hospitals for the fourth consecutive time.


Child Magazine today placed Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center amongst the nation’s top children’s hospitals for the fourth consecutive time. Children’s oncology program also received special recognition as one of the best in the country.

The results were announced as part of the magazine’s bi-annual survey to identify the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals.”

The results of the comprehensive survey will appear in the magazine’s February 2007 issue on newsstands nationwide January 9.

The survey calculated results according to criteria including survival rates, the number of complex procedures and intricate surgeries conducted, volume of research studies, efforts to reduce medical errors, and the quality and training of the doctors and nurses — as well as child-friendliness, support for families, and community involvement.

Children’s placed fifteenth overall among all U.S. children’s hospitals. Children’s oncology program was ranked ninth in the nation.

“This is well-deserved recognition as we embark on our 100th year providing excellent, family-centered medical care to children in our region and beyond,” said Dr. Thomas Hansen, president and CEO at Children’s.

“We have bold plans to build on our strong foundation to increase the quality of patient care, improve outcomes and investigate new treatments — all in an effort to eliminate pediatric disease in children.”

Child Magazine’s research team sent a comprehensive 247-question survey to 116 member hospitals of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions. Seventy-six hospitals completed the survey. Child’s medical advisory board then reviewed and evaluated the survey results.

Details about the final rankings may be found at Child.com.

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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