DETROIT, June 18, 2009 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan has again ranked among the nation’s top 30 pediatric hospitals, according to U.S.News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Children’s Hospitals survey.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan was recognized for cancer, heart and heart surgery and in addition, is the only pediatric hospital in the state to have ranked in neurology and neurosurgery and urology. Pediatric hospitals across the country were ranked in ten categories in 2009, up from six the previous year.
“This national recognition is reflective of the expertise of our physicians, nurses and staff and their continued commitment to the patients and families we serve,” said Children’s Hospital of Michigan President Herman B. Gray, M.D. “It is certainly an honor to be recognized as one of the leaders in pediatric health care, and it is a proud moment for the entire hospital.”
Specialty rankings of this year’s honorees were based on a weighted, three-part blend of reputation, outcome, and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing, and other factors, including opinions from pediatric specialists nationwide. A detailed description of the methodology can be found at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.
Earlier this year, Children’s Hospital of Michigan was also recognized by Parents magazine as one of America’s Best 25 Children’s Hospitals. They also have the distinction of holding Magnet designation for excellence in nursing and being ranked a top hospital for safety and quality practices by The Leapfrog Group.
U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 edition of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals will be published in the July 21 issue of the magazine.
Founded more than 120 years ago, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first and only hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. A leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services, it is ranked one of America’s best hospitals for children. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan than in any other facility. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is one of nine hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Shock.
Source: DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan
CONTACT: Vickie Etters of DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan,
Web Site: http://www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals