C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital earns top rankings from U.S. News & World Report

June 9, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Announcements, Our Employees,

The University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was again among the best children’s hospitals in the country and leaders in the state in pediatric specialty care, according to the 2015-2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released this morning.

C.S. Mott was the only hospital in Michigan to be nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialty areas evaluated in the report and among just 89 hospitals nationwide ranked in at least one specialty.

The U-M hospital earned national rankings in all featured pediatric categories, including cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology, orthopedics, gastroenterology and GI surgery, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, neonatology, pulmonology and urology.

“We are proud to again be recognized among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report,” says Paul King, executive director of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.

“We applaud our physicians, nurses, and teams of caregivers and staff whose outstanding devotion to patient care and children keeps C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital a top choice for families in Michigan and the rest of the country.”

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings offer quality-related information at the individual hospital level.

“These top rankings reflect the tremendous expertise, innovation and commitment of our faculty and staff that makes us a leader in children’s care,” says Valerie Castle, M.D., Ravitz professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and a pediatric oncologist.

“To be recognized nationally year after year as a comprehensive children’s hospital that excels in top pediatric specialty areas illustrates the strength of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.”

C.S. Mott’s highest ranking was in cardiology and heart surgery, where it was again ranked as one of the top 10 in the nation. C.S. Mott’s Congenital Heart Center is an international referral center for children with complex congenital heart problems and is one of the largest congenital heart programs in the United States.

“We are pleased to be recognized by our peers in every area of pediatric care evaluated by the U.S. News & World Report Children’s Hospitals rankings,” says John Park, M.D., surgeon-in-chief for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the Cheng Yang Chang professor of pediatric urology.

“The strength and breadth of our clinical programs and services allow us to provide children from around the region, nation and world with the best children’s care possible.”

U.S. News garnered clinical data from a detailed questionnaire sent to 184 pediatric hospitals. Rankings are based on clinical and operational data, results from a reputational survey of board-certified pediatric specialists, and supplemental information. A sixth of the score came from annual surveys of pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty in 2013, 2014 and 2015. They were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside considerations of location and expense.

Most of the 184 facilities surveyed for the 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings are either freestanding children’s hospitals or a “hospital within a hospital” – a large and essentially autonomous multidisciplinary pediatric department within a major medical center.

“The pediatric centers that are ranked in Best Children’s Hospitals deserve our congratulations,” says U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Children with life-threatening or rare conditions need the kind of care that these hospitals deliver day after day.”

To see more about the rankings visit U.S News & World Report’s website.

About U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital:  C.S. Mott moved to a new home in December 2011. The $754 million hospital features a 1.1 million square foot, 348-bed facility that is home to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, and adult and pediatric blood and marrow transplant programs. The new hospital features a 12-story inpatient tower and nine-story clinic tower, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, an on-site Ronald McDonald House, and private rooms. The hospital also offers a new and larger home for specialty services not offered anywhere else in Michigan for newborns, children and pregnant women.

To learn more about C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, visit http://www.mottchildren.org