Newswise — NEW YORK (July 19, 2016) – The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) takes its place for the ninth year in a row on the U.S. News & World Report list of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. The rankings also feature CHAM as one of the top ranked hospitals in New York State.

Nationally ranked in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Orthopedics, CHAM continues to lead the way in providing exceptional care.

“CHAM is home to some of the world’s leading pediatric specialists and child health investigators,” said Judy Aschner, M.D., physician-in-chief, CHAM, and Michael I. Cohen, M.D., university chair and professor of pediatrics, Einstein. “I could not be more proud of our clinical teams and support staff who work tirelessly to provide our patients with access to the latest medical innovations and clinical trials, delivering the highest quality care with compassion and sensitivity to the needs of the children, families and communities we serve.”

Specialties ranked at CHAM include: Pediatric Nephrology listed at number 17 in the nation, highlighting CHAM’s nephrology and renal transplant program as among the best in the country, Orthopedics moved up to number 22 this year, reflecting excellent outcomes in the growing number of pediatric cases. Gastroenterology & GI Surgery continued to climb, landing at number 30 in the nation and Neonatology is another of CHAM’s nationally ranked specialties - a result of outstanding teamwork and family-centered care that has improved the health of pre-term and at-risk infants in our community. Also ranked among the top 50 in the Best Children’s Hospitals list are Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, and Neurology & Neurosurgery.

U.S. News' Best Children's Hospitals is the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric centers. The annual rankings are based on clinical outcomes including patient survival, infection and complication rates, as well as the level and quality of hospital resources, such as technology, special services and programs tailored to particular illnesses and conditions. In addition, pediatric specialists nationwide are asked where they would send their sickest children.

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About Montefiore Health SystemMontefiore Health System is one of New York’s premier academic health systems and is a recognized leader in providing exceptional quality and personalized, accountable care to approximately three million people in communities across the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley. It is comprised of 10 hospitals, including the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and close to 200 outpatient care sites. The advanced clinical and translational research at its’ medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, directly informs patient care and improves outcomes. From the Montefiore-Einstein Centers of Excellence in cancer, cardiology and vascular care, pediatrics, and transplantation, to its’ preeminent school-based health program, Montefiore is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system providing coordinated, comprehensive care to patients and their families. For more information please visit Follow us on Twitter and view us on Facebook and YouTube.