U.S. News and World Report announced this week that five University of Minnesota Health pediatric specialties are listed in its 2015-2016 national rankings, up from three in the previous year’s report.
The specialty programs included are as follows:
The U.S. News and World Report rankings are based on a number of factors, including reputation, patient outcomes, safety and quality, clinical offerings, and infrastructure. The rankings reflect the innovative, highly coordinated care our dedicated specialty teams provide for the patients at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Our neonatology ranking—the highest of any service or hospital in Minnesota—comes at a time of tremendous growth for our organization. In February we opened the Wilf Family Center at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, a state of the art conference center. In April, we announced a $21 million upgrade to the The Birthplace at University of Minnesota Medical Center and a 13-bed expansion to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This will increase the NICU capacity to 62 and includes 11 new private rooms for families as they move along their healing journey and prepare to transition home. We also employ state-of-the-art medical techniques and the latest in telehealth video conferencing to let our families connect with their newborns—even when work or obligations take them out of the hospital.“We congratulate our specialty teams on this recognition, as well as the entire team at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, for their dedication to the patients and families that we have the privilege to serve,” said Joseph Neglia, MD, physician-in-chief of the hospital. “We take great pride in knowing that our providers are at the top of their medical fields.”