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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Again Ranks Among the Top Pediatric Hospitals According to US News Media Group

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 General News J E 4
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Annual Rankings Recognize Children's of Minnesota for Excellence in Cancer, Cardiology, Neonatology, and Pulmonology.

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --  For the fifth year in a row, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has been named one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation according to the 2011 U.S. News Media Group's Best Children's Hospitals rankings. This year Children's ranked in four categories – cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, neonatology and pulmonology.  

"We are pleased to once again be recognized by US News for the outstanding care we provide to patients and families," said Alan L. Goldbloom, MD, president and CEO of Children's. "Excellent healthcare is the result of a total team effort. We are proud to have doctors, nurses and staff members who come to work every day committed to providing the best possible care."

The US News rankings give Children's high marks for patient volumes, safety, and overall outcomes in each of the clinical areas. Children's also received high marks for nurse-to-patient staffing levels that continue to be among the nation's highest, and for its designation as a Magnet hospital for excellence in nursing, bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The new rankings recognize the top 50 children's hospitals in 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

For the full rankings and methodology, visit www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.

About Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Serving as Minnesota's children's hospital since 1924, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health care organizations in the United States, with 340 staffed beds at its two hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children's of Minnesota provides care through more than 12,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits every year. Children's is the only Minnesota hospital system to provide comprehensive care exclusively to children.  For more information, visit www.childrensmn.org.

SOURCE Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

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