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N.C. Children's Hospital named one of “America’s Best”

North Carolina Children's Hospital is recognized for the sixth consecutive year as one of "America's Best" among the 2013-2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals rankings. N.C. Children's Hospital was ranked in seven clinical categories.

N.C. Children’s HospitalNorth Carolina Children’s Hospital has been ranked in seven clinical specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, marking the sixth straight year N.C. Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of “America’s Best."

N.C. Children’s Hospital is recognized:

  • 11th in pulmonology
  • 24th in gastroenterology
  • 28th in neonatology
  • 31st in cancer
  • 35th in orthopaedics
  • 41st in endocrinology and diabetes
  • 45th in nephrology

“This is a well-deserved honor for the talented and dedicated clinicians who make North Carolina Children’s Hospital a well-respected leader in the care of children, not just here in the Southeast but across the country,” said Wesley Burks, MD, Physician-in-Chief of N.C. Children’s Hospital and chair of pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine. “I especially want to thank the many individuals who participated in this year’s survey. With multiple responsibilities to which you dedicate your time and energy, I am grateful for your help in making N.C. Children’s Hospitals one of the best in the nation.”    

The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. hospitals in each of these pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Of 179 hospitals surveyed, 87 ranked in at least one of the 10 specialties.

“N.C. Children’s Hospital deserves high praise,” said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. The rankings “show the dedication and expertise that N.C. Children’s 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 Children’s 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.

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