Published: Thu, June 28, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Children's Hospital Los Angeles ranked best in West

Children's Hospital Los Angeles ranked best in West

Children's ranked first in three of 10 specialty areas - neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and nephrology.

The NICU at Maynard Children's Hospital is the second largest specialized care unit of its kind in North Carolina with advanced equipment and medical specialists. "We believe that our patients deserve the most innovative care that we can provide". "Dr. [Brian] Clark was fantastic, with a very comforting demeanor".

UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital in Westwood made the top-50 rankings in eight pediatric specialties, including 36th in cancer, 47th in cardiology and heart surgery, 34th in gastroenterology and GI surgery, 48th in neonatology, 12th in nephrology, 23rd in neurology and neurosurgery, 17th in orthopedics and 40th in urology.

"Our ranking among the top children's hospitals reinforces our commitment to delivering quality care to children and their families not only through cutting-edge interventions, such as the Fetal Care Center, proton beam therapy for childhood cancer, and stem cell treatment for children with heart disease, but also through the integrated, multispecialty team approach for children with health problems of all kinds", says Randall Flick, M.D. "It's great to see their efforts recognized at such a high level, year after year". It maintains its spot atop of the U.S. News honor roll, a distinction granted to hospitals that rank highly among 10 pediatric specialities. The rankings offer families an array of detailed information about each hospital's performance.

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Rankings of 118 of the nation's pediatric centers identify the top 50 in each of 10 specialties. The methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.

Another highly ranked hospital is just down the road in Ohio. They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on USA pediatric hospitals. The list details institutions which are considered to offer the best care for complex and rare conditions that children can face.

The hospital is on a five-year streak as the best in the nation.

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