Children’s National ranked among best paediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

ABU DHABI: For the fourth year in a row, the Children s National, home of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington, D.C., has been ranked among the United States best paediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. hospitals in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pulmonology, and urology. Children s National is once again one of a few elite providers to rank in all ten specialties.

The hospitals were judged based on a combination of opinions from paediatric specialists about the hospitals they would recommend for the sickest children and data gathered in a survey covering important medical information.

“I m truly honoured by this distinction for the fourth consecutive year,” said Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children s National. “It is a testament to the excellent work provided by our entire care team, and to our dedication to delivering the highest quality healthcare to children from across the U.S. and internationally, including the United Arab Emirates, so they may have the best chance at a bright future.” Children s National is a member of the elite U.S. paediatric research institutions that marry cutting-edge research to high-quality care within the same facility.

“Children s National deserves high praise,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “We know how important it is for parents to have confidence in paediatric centres that show dedication and expertise in caring for a child who s facing a life-threatening, rare or demanding illness.” 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.