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DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan Ranks Among America's Best in U.S. News Media Group's 2011-12 Survey

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 General News J E 4
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DETROIT, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, the first and most experienced hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of pediatric patients, has ranked among America's best 50 in U.S. News Media Group's 2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals survey. The Children's Hospital of Michigan ranked in nine of 10 categories surveyed including Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology, where the hospital received its highest ranking.

The Children's Hospital of Michigan sees more patients than any other hospital in the state and offers more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialties with outpatient specialty centers in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

"The U.S. News & World Report ranking speaks to the commitment of our specialists and entire health care team and what they do best to take care of patients," says Children's Hospital of Michigan President Herman B. Gray, M.D. "It also reminds the community that one of America's best children's hospitals is just minutes away from where they live when they need us."

Now in its fifth year, Best Children's Hospitals collects clinical and operational data from a lengthy survey, completed by the majority of the 177 hospitals asked to participate for the 2011-12 rankings. The survey asks hundreds of questions about survival rates, nurse staffing, subspecialist availability, and many more pieces of critical information difficult or impossible for those in charge of a child's care to find on their own. The data from the survey is combined with recommendations from pediatric specialists on the hospitals they consider best for children with challenging problems.

U.S. News & World Report's 2011-12 edition of Best Children's Hospitals will be published in the August issue of the magazine on newsstands August 30. For the full rankings and methodology, visit www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.

About the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan

For 125 years the Children's Hospital of Michigan is the first and most experienced hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. A leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services, it is ranked one of America's best hospitals for children. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children's Hospital of Michigan than in any other facility. Children's Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.

SOURCE DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan

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