For the seventh consecutive year, the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York has been ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey.
In the 2013-14 survey results announced today, Cohen placed among the top 50 hospitals in seven different pediatric specialty areas surveyed in the magazine’s annual rankings. Specifically, Cohen ranked 13th in urology, 26th in neurology/neurosurgery, 30th in neonatology, 36th in diabetes and endocrinology, 43rd in orthopedics, 46th in gastroenterology and GI surgery, and 47th in nephrology.
The U.S. News Rankings are based on a hospital’s reputation, medical outcomes such as death and infection rates, and care-related indicators such as patient volume, nurse staffing and availability of specialized programs. The magazine’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” edition is accessible online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.
“The US News & World Report rankings provide unparalleled quality-related information and serve as an invaluable guide for parents looking to make decisions regarding high quality healthcare for their children,” said Kevin McGeachy, the hospital’s executive director. “Being ranked for seven straight years as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals is testament to the excellent care provided by our physicians and nurses. It is one of the reasons the Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a destination hospital for children from around the world.”
Opened in 1983, the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York is home to about 675 pediatricians, including 170 full-time physicians, and a total workforce of more than 1,200, including more than 500 nurses. For the seventh consecutive year in 2013, CCMC was ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey.