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

January 04, 2007

 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

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle 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, Seattle Children’s has been delivering superior patient care while advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Seattle 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 www.seattlechildrens.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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