Brenner Children’s Hospital Again Ranked among Best in Country by U.S. News & World Report
For the second straight year, U.S. News & World Report
has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best
children’s hospitals in the country.
Brenner Children’s was ranked in two specialties, neonatology (No. 26) and
orthopaedics (No. 39).
The Best Children’s Hospitals
rankings highlight U.S. News’s top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer,
cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology
& GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery,
orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Eighty-nine hospitals were ranked in at
least one specialty, based on a combination of clinical data and reputation
with pediatric specialists.
are thrilled to continue to be recognized as one of the top children’s
hospitals in America,” said Marty B. Scott, M.D., vice president, Brenner Children’s Hospital. “This is a reflection of our dedicated faculty and
staff’s commitment to deliver an outstanding patient experience to every child
and family we have the opportunity to care for.”
U.S. News introduced the Best
Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families find the best pediatric
care available. The rankings offer an array of detailed information about each
Five-sixths of each hospital’s score relied on patient
outcomes and the care-related resources each hospital makes available. To
gather clinical data, U.S. News sent a clinical questionnaire to 183 pediatric
hospitals. The remaining one-sixth of the score derived from a survey of 450
pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty over three years.
The 4,500 physicians were asked where they would send the sickest children in
their specialty, setting aside location and expense.
“Every Best Children’s Hospital
deserves high praise,” said U.S. News’ health rankings editor, Avery Comarow.
“We know how important it is to parents to have confidence in pediatric centers
that show dedication and expertise in caring for a child facing a
life-threatening, rare or demanding illness.”
The complete rankings can be
viewed on http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings.