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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Ties for Top Ranking on the Honor Roll in U.S.News & World Report Ranking of Pediatric Specialties

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 General News J E 4
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CHOP is the only hospital in the Delaware Valley on the prestigious Honor Roll

PHILADELPHIA, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has tied for the number one ranking on U.S.News & World Report's Honor Roll of Best Children's Hospitals. Ranking in the top four in all 10 specialties, CHOP is the only pediatric hospital in the Delaware Valley region named to the prestigious Honor Roll.

CHOP ranked first in Neonatology, Pulmonology, and Diabetes and Endocrinology; second in Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery Orthopaedics and Urology; third in Gastroenterology and fourth in Nephrology.

The survey methodology weighed a blend of reputation, outcomes and care-related measures such as nursing care, infection prevention, patient volumes and other factors.

Each hospital received a "U.S. News Score" for each of the 10 specialties ranked. Eleven hospitals were named to this year's Honor Roll.

"Families from across the region and around the world seek care at Children's Hospital and it is our mission to provide the safest environment and premiere clinical expertise in the most convenient location," said Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The Children's Hospital Care Network is a safety net for families, offering routine pediatric care and access to specialists who are leaders in their fields."

For more information about CHOP's rankings, please visit: http://www.chop.edu/about/best-in-the-nation/us-news-world-report.html

The rankings are published online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals and will appear in U.S. News's upcoming Best Hospitals print guide available on newsstands August 30.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 516-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit www.chop.edu

Contact: Joey McCool Ryan Phone: (267) 426.6070 McCool@email.chop.edu

SOURCE The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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