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Seattle Children’s Hospital Ranked 5th in U.S. News & World Report 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals

Six of Seattle Children’s specialty programs ranked in the top 10, nine programs ranked in the top 20

Seattle Children’s Hospital announced today that U.S. News & World Report has ranked Seattle Children’s fifth in the nationin its 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Seattle Children’s was also named to the Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to hospitals with exceptional performance in three or more pediatric specialties.

U.S. News & World Report ranks pediatric hospitals in 10 specialty areas. Seattle Children’s received top rankings for all 10 specialties, with six of Seattle Children’s specialty programs ranking in the top 10 and nine programs ranking in the top 20.

Seattle Children’s top programs honored this year include:

  • Nephrology: #4
  • Neonatology: #5
  • Cancer: #6
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology: #6
  • Urology: #6
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery: #9
  • Pulmonary: #11
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery: #13
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery: #18

“Seattle Children’s is honored to once again be recognized as one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, with all 10 of our evaluated specialty programs being named among the best in the nation,” said Dr. Jeff Sperring, chief executive officer of Seattle Children’s. “These rankings reflect the incredible skill and dedication that our clinicians, researchers and staff members offer to the patients and families we serve, and underscore our commitment to deliver the safest, most effective and innovative care possible. I could not be more proud of our team.”

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings help parents select the best medical care for their children. The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

Hospitals were ranked based on a combination of clinical data, such as patient outcomes and hospital resources, and an annual reputation survey of pediatric specialists who were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, without considering location or expense. U.S. News garnered clinical data from a questionnaire sent to 183 pediatric hospitals and 78 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

The Honor Roll and rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, which will be available for pre-sale Aug. 1. For more information and to see each hospital’s scores related to survival rates, procedure volume, commitment to best practices and more, visit Best Children’s Hospitals.

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.

Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Foundation, along with Seattle Children’s Guild Association – the largest all volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country – works with our generous community to raise funds for lifesaving care and research.

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