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Department of External Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 07, 2012
Contact: Leanna Cherry

Public Relations Manager

(516) 663-2234

lcherry@winthrop.org


THE CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER AT WINTHROP NAMED TO U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT’S 2012-13 BEST CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS RANKINGS



The Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop-University Hospital has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Following a lengthy clinical survey, The Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop was recognized for the second year in a row for providing high quality care in the specialty of pediatric diabetes & endocrinology and, new for 2012-13, excellence in the specialty of urology.

“Winthrop-University Hospital deserves high praise for its accomplishments,” said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Winthrop has a reservoir of dedication and expertise that helps the sickest kids. Our goal at U.S. News is to identify and call attention to pediatric centers like this one.”

“I am honored that The Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop has once again been named among the Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation, and that two of our pediatric specialties – diabetes & endocrinology and urology – have been recognized for their outstanding leadership,” said Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at Winthrop. “These accomplishments are a reflection of the award-winning care that is delivered to patients each day by our outstanding clinical staff.”

For families of sick children, Best Children’s Hospitals provides unparalleled quality-related information in addition to rankings, including survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, and much more. Since their 2007 debut, the rankings have put an increasing emphasis on data that directly reflect hospitals’ performance over the opinions of physicians.

This year, U.S. News surveyed 178 pediatric centers to obtain hard data such as availability of key resources and ability to prevent complications and infections. The hospital survey made up 75 percent of the rankings. A separate reputational survey in which 1,500 pediatric specialists –150 in each specialty – were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty made up the remaining 25 percent.

For more information about Winthrop’s nationally recognized pediatric diabetes & endocrinology program, urology program, or The Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org.

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