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Joe DiMaggio Childrenís Hospital makes Best Childrenís Hospitals list

Wednesday August 21, 2013
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Joe DiMaggio Childrenís Hospital received recognition for being ranked on U.S. News & World Reportís 2013-14 Best Childrenís Hospitals list. The hospital placed 50th in orthopedics, pediatric category. Hospital leaders said the inclusion stands as a testament to the caliber of expertise that is available closer to home, according to a news release.

The list highlights the top 50 U.S. hospitals in each of these pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Eighty-seven hospitals ranked in at least one of the 10 specialties. U.S. News introduced the Best Childrenís Hospitals rankings in 2007. Three-quarters of each hospitalís score was determined through analysis of patient outcomes and data on the structural resources each hospital has for pediatric care, according to the release.

To gather data, U.S. News used two surveys: a clinical questionnaire sent to pediatric hospitals and, for the reputational assessment, a survey of pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty. "We are honored to be ranked among the best programs in the country," Chantal Leconte, administrator, Joe DiMaggio Childrenís Hospital and Pediatric Services, Memorial Healthcare System, said in the release. "For our community, this is incredible news."


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