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Children's Named One of the Top Pediatric Hospitals in All 10 Specialties Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 General News J E 4
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- Only hospital in North Texas and one of only two in Texas ranked in all specialties -

DALLAS, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Medical Center www.childrens.com has again been named one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report in the new 2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals and ranked in the top 10 in the nation in 3 areas – Orthopedics, Nephrology and Urology. The rankings will be published today 10 a.m. ET on www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals, and will also appear in the Best Hospitals print guide published by U.S. News, available on Amazon.com in mid-August and on newsstands Aug. 30.

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Children's Medical Center is the only hospital in North Texas, and one of only two pediatric hospitals in Texas to be ranked in all 10 specialties. Top 10 rankings were achieved in Orthopedics (3rd), Nephrology (9th), and Urology (10th). Other area rankings are:

· Cancer – 14th

· Cardiology and Heart – 21st

· Diabetes and Endocrinology – 15th

· Gastroenterology – 23rd

· Neonatology – 19th

· Neurology and Neurosurgery – 21st

· Pulmonology – 31st

Children's increased its ranking in six of the 10 specialties compared to the 2010-2011 listing.  

"We salute Children's Medical Center in Dallas," said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. "The goal of the Best Children's Hospitals rankings is to call attention to pediatric centers with the expertise to help the sickest kids, and Children's is one of those centers."

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. Seventy-six hospitals are ranked in at least one specialty.

About Children's Medical Center

Children's Medical Center is private, not-for-profit, and the seventh-largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country, with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites. Children's was the state's first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the only pediatric teaching facility in North Texas, affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. For more information about Children's or how to give, please visit www.childrens.com

SOURCE Children's Medical Center

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