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Hospital Recognized Nationally for Expertise in All 10 Areas of Pediatric Medicine Ranked in Survey

NEW YORK (Jun 11, 2013)

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties on the 2013-14 U.S.News & World Report "Best Children's Hospitals" survey -- more than any other New York metropolitan area hospital. The survey was published online today.

In the annual survey, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is nationally ranked in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. The hospital provides pediatric care at two major sites: NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Komansky Center for Children's Health.

"NewYork-Presbyterian's physicians, nurses, and staff understand that having a child in the hospital can be one of the most difficult and heart-wrenching experiences for a parent and family," said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "Our commitment is to provide 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."

Each hospital's reputation among doctors was only a small part of what U.S. News factored into its rankings. Three-quarters of each hospital's score was determined through an analysis of patient outcomes and data on the structural resources each hospital has for pediatric care. To gather data, U.S. News used two surveys: a clinical questionnaire sent to 179 pediatric hospitals and, for the reputational assessment, a survey of 150 pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty. The 1,500 physicians were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.

For the rankings, visit http://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 August 27.

Media can download high-resolution photos of the hospital from https://www.dropbox.com/sh/upkqs6lamslzr00/_PTj2kU0NQ.

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 and NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen 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.

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