Please replace the release dated June 11, 2013 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions.
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NEW NATIONAL SURVEY RANKS LUCILE PACKARD CHILDRENS HOSPITAL AT STANFORD TOPS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ONE OF AMERICAS BEST
- Three specialties in U.S. News & World Report Top 10; six specialties in Top 15
- Neonatology, Pulmonology specialties best on West Coast
- Nephrology best in California
- Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Urology specialties best in Northern California
As a recognition of preeminence in caring for children and expectant mothers, Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford, an academic medical institution of Stanford University School of Medicine, has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the top childrens hospital in Northern California and one of Americas best.
Released online June 11, the U.S. News & World Report 2013-14 Best Childrens Hospitals survey has honored Packard Childrens with three pediatric specialties in Americas top 10, six specialties in the top 15, and nine specialties in the top 40. Additionally, Packard Childrens received best on the West Coast, best in California, and best in Northern California honors for several of its programs.
Christopher G. Dawes, president and chief executive officer at Packard Childrens, said he was proud of the recognition. Ranking highly on the U.S. News list is a wonderful distinction, said Dawes, and it confirms our reputation as one of the preeminent freestanding childrens hospitals in America. It also speaks highly of the world-leading science and research of our Stanford School of Medicine, and the care and dedication of our doctors, nurses and staff.
Our faculty at Packard Childrens are global leaders in pediatric and obstetric medicine, said Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the School of Medicine. These physician-scientists regularly treat the most complex cases affecting children, expectant mothers, and their babies. They also conduct leading-edge research, which ultimately benefits families not only in America but around the globe. I want to congratulate all of our dedicated and compassionate caregivers and staff for earning this outstanding recognition.
Packard Childrens specialties recognized, and their national ranking, were:
|Nephrology:||# 5 (Best in California)|
|Neonatology:||# 7 (Best on the West Coast)|
|Cardiology & Heart Surgery:||# 9 (Best in Northern California)|
|Gastroenterology/GI Surgery:||#12 (Best in Northern California)|
|Pulmonology:||#12 (Best on West Coast)|
|Diabetes & Endocrinology:||#15|
|Urology:||#24 (Best in Northern California)|
|Neurology & Neurosurgery:||#33|
Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital deserves high praise, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. Ranking shows the dedication and expertise that Packard Childrens brings to the care of children who need those qualities the most. We think it is important to identify and call attention to pediatric centers like this one.
U.S. News introduced the Best Childrens Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings offer families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level.
Three-quarters of each hospitals score was determined through an analysis of patient outcomes and data on the structural resources each hospital has for pediatric care. To gather data, U.S. News used two surveys: a clinical questionnaire sent to 179 pediatric hospitals and, for reputational assessment, a survey of 150 pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each of 10 specialties. The 1,500 physicians were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.
Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, and much more can be viewed at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings, and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in August.
About Packard Childrens
Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford is an internationally recognized 311-bed hospital, research center and leading regional medical network providing a full complement of services for the health of children and expectant mothers. In partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine, our world-class doctors and nurses deliver innovative, family-centered care in every pediatric and obstetric specialty. Packard Childrens is annually ranked as one of the nations finest by U.S. News & World Report and the only Northern California childrens hospital with specialty programs ranked in the U.S. News Top 10. Learn more about the Packard Childrens Health Alliance at PCHA.org; explore our hospital expansion at growing.lpch.org; and find our full range of preeminent programs at lpch.org. Like us on Facebook, watch us on YouTube and follow us on Twitter.