Jun 9, 2015
NEW YORK - 

For nine years running, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks in more pediatric specialties than any other New York metro area hospital in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Children's Hospitals." The 2015-16 rankings are published online today.

NewYork-Presbyterian ranks among the top in the nation for children's care in every specialty evaluated in the U.S. News survey, which includes cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

NewYork-Presbyterian provides pediatric care in every area of medicine at two major sites: NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Komansky Center for Children's Health, and is affiliated with two prestigious medical schools, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College.

Notably, the hospital ranks in the top ten in the nation in cardiology and heart surgery. This year, a team of surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital made history when they saved the life of a one-week-old baby with the aid of a 3-D printed model of the child's heart. The 3-D model was used as a guide for surgery on the child, who was born with a complex and deadly form of congenital heart disease.

"Having a child in the hospital is one of the most difficult and emotional experiences a family can face," said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "NewYork-Presbyterian's physicians, nurses, and staff understand these unique challenges for children and their families, and are committed to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care and service to every child and family that comes through the doors of both Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the Komansky Center for Children's Health."

U.S. News ranks children's hospitals using a variety of criteria related to hospital resources and services, commitment to best practices and outcome data. In addition, a portion of a hospital's score is determined through a national survey of pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each of the 10 ranked specialties, as well as 6,500 physicians who are members of the social media site Doximity and 1,500 nonmembers.

For the rankings, visit health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings. The rankings will be published in the print edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" issue, which will be on newsstands in August.

Media can download a high-resolution image of the hospital from Dropbox. B-Roll is also available via Dropbox.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Komansky Center for Children's Health

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, which is affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health, which is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, have built a reputation for more than a century as two of the nation's premier centers for pediatric care. Together, they offer the best available care in every area of pediatrics – including the most complex neonatal and critical care, and all areas of pediatric surgery – in a family-friendly and technologically advanced setting. They are also major international referral centers, meeting the special needs of children from infancy through adolescence worldwide. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital also comprises NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit www.nyp.org.

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