For the 10th consecutive year, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital has made the annual list of Best Children’s Hospitals compiled by U.S. News & World Report.
This year, five medical specialties at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital were recognized—more than any other children’s hospital in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The specialties, and our national ranking in each, are as follows:
*In partnership with Children’s Minnesota.
In 2016, four specialties at the hospital were ranked. This year, our Diabetes and Endocrinology services were added to the rankings by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in Minnesota to be ranked in nephrology.
“Each day we come to work committed and eager to help children get healthy and stay healthy. Everyone in our hospital works extremely hard to make that happen,” said Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH, who is physician-in-chief of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. “We’re proud of this tenth straight recognition and we’re grateful to be making a difference in the lives of families here in Minnesota and around the world.”
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 specialties, ranging from cancer to urology.
The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and compliance with "best practices.”
“Our consistent ranking among the best in the nation is a reflection of the hard work, compassion and dedication of our entire team at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital,” said Family Medicine and Primary Care Physician Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA, who is the chief medical officer of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. “This is a fitting affirmation of our enduring commitment as an academic children’s hospital to excellent care, education and research.”