University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital has once again earned a spot among the best children’s hospitals in the nation, according to a new analysis.
The 10th annual Best Children’s Hospitals list from U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital in four medical specialties, more than any other children's hospital in the Twin Cities in 2016. Our rankings include:
“This accolade reflects our provider’s dedication to improving patients’ lives and I’m proud of the hard work our team has put into achieving medical excellence,” said Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist Joseph Neglia, MD, physician-in-chief of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. “To be on this list nine times is a great honor and a testament to our care teams’ expertise.”
It is the ninth year in a row that University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital has earned a place among the best children’s hospitals nationwide—and the third year in a row that our neonatology program earned the highest ranking of any hospital or service in the state of Minnesota. No other children's hospitals in the Minneapolis or St. Paul metropolitan area were ranked for neonatology care.
The U.S. New & World Report rankings come after a year of tremendous growth for our organization. In 2015, we completed a $21 million upgrade to the The Birthplace at University of Minnesota Medical Center, including the opening of the brand new Newborn Family Care Center for enhanced postpartum and newborn care and a 13-bed private room expansion to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
In 2015, we also opened the Wilf Family Center at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. The beautiful new conference center is designed to be the intellectual center of children’s health care in the Midwest, with an impact extending far beyond the region’s borders.
University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital employs state-of-the-art medical techniques practiced by internationally-recognized neonatologists. Many of our doctors also hold faculty positions at University of Minnesota Medical School, where they are responsible for teaching the next generation of physicians and care providers.
“The U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect the enormous compassion and dedication of all of our care providers and staff,” said Neonatologist Thomas George, MD, the medical director for the NICU at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. “Our recent Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic remodel, Birthplace upgrades and NICU expansion provide terrific facilities that nicely complement the outstanding care we provide for babies and their families.”
The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings help parents determine where to get the best medical care for their children. The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialties, from cancer to urology. Seventy-eight hospitals this year ranked in at least one specialty.
The rankings are based on survey data from 200 pediatric centers nationwide. A number of factors are analyzed in compiling this list, including reputation, patient outcomes, safety and quality, clinical offerings, and infrastructure.