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Department of External Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2011
Contact: Leanna Cherry

Publications Specialist

(516) 663-2234

lcherry@winthrop.org


CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER AT WINTHROP NAMED TO US NEWS' BEST CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL RANKING

The Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop-University Hospital has been named to U.S. News Media Group’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, now available online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals. Following a lengthy clinical survey, The Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop was recognized for providing high quality care in the specialty of pediatric diabetes & endocrinology.

“We salute Winthrop-University Hospital,” said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “The goal of the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings is to call attention to pediatric centers with the expertise to help the sickest kids, and Winthrop is one of those centers.”

“This national accomplishment is truly a reflection of the high quality patient care that is delivered on a daily basis by the dedicated team of experts at The Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop,” said Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at Winthrop. “It is a remarkable achievement that after just four years as a designated Children’s Medical Center, Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology Program has been recognized among the nation’s best. It is also a tribute to the expertise and dedication of many fine doctors, nurse educators, nutritionist, social worker and other clinical staff who work so hard to provide the best care to our children.”

Now in its fifth year, Best Children’s Hospitals pulls together clinical and operational data from a lengthy survey, completed by the majority of the 177 hospitals asked to participate for the 2011-12 rankings. The survey includes hundreds of questions about survival rates, nurse staffing, subspecialist availability, and many more pieces of critical information difficult or impossible for those in charge of a child’s care to find on their own. The data from the survey is combined with recommendations from pediatric specialists on the hospitals they consider best for children with challenging problems. For the full rankings and methodology, visit www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.

The Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Program at Winthrop provides sophisticated, comprehensive and compassionate services. The Program cares for over 1,200 young patients with type I diabetes and offers the latest modalities of care matched with superior educational and support programs. The Program is also actively involved in clinical research to find the best way to care for patients with diabetes and basic scientific research examining the causes and prevention of diabetes. Winthrop’s expert endocrinologists have also distinguished themselves in the areas of growth, obesity, genetic diseases and adrenal gland disorders.

For more information about Winthrop’s nationally recognized Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Program or The Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org.

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