St. Louis – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has ranked SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in six specialties in the new 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today.
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon ranked 28 in Neonatal Care, 38 in Urology, 40 in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, 45 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, 48 in Cancer and 48 in Pulmonology.
The 14th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology.
“SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital aspires to our Mission: ‘Through our exceptional healthcare services, we reveal the healing presence of God.’ This recognition, along with our recent Magnet designation, offer the public proof of our exceptional health care,” said Steven Burghart, President of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. “Furthermore, our values challenge us to offer the highest quality care for every member of our community regardless of their ability to pay.”
“These national rankings reflect the extraordinary care that children from both St. Louis and the region receive here at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital,” said Marya Strand, MD, Interim Chief Medical Officer at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. “This recognition is directly due to the quality initiatives and teamwork of the nursing staff and SLUCare providers that care for children here—we are so proud to have achieved this milestone in recognition.”
“Even in the midst of a pandemic, children have health care needs ranging from routine vaccinations to life-saving surgery and chemotherapy,” said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “The Best Children's Hospitals rankings are designed to help parents find quality medical care for a sick child and inform families’ conversations with pediatricians.”
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.
The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.
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