Newswise — Eight University of Virginia Children’s Hospital specialties earned a top-50 national ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide.
The eight ranked specialties are:
- Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology: 27th
- Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery: 33rd
- Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery: 37th
- Neonatology: 40th
- Pediatric Gastroenterology & GI Surgery: 47th
- Pediatric Nephrology: 47th
- Pediatric Urology: 47th
- Pediatric Pulmonology: 49th
“Over the past two years, we have doubled our number of nationally ranked specialties and are ranked in eight of the 10 specialties rated by U.S. News, which reflects the range of specialized care available to patients across Virginia and beyond through our team at UVA,” said James Nataro, MD, PhD, MBA, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UVA. “I am so thankful for our team’s dedication to providing excellent care for our patients.”
The U.S. News rankings seek to identify the hospitals providing the highest-quality care for children with the most serious or complicated medical conditions. Measures include patient outcomes, the use of best practices to enhance patient safety, availability of specialized programs and a national survey of pediatric specialists.
“This is an outstanding accomplishment for our entire UVA Children’s Hospital team, who personify our commitment to caring for patients throughout the continuum of their lives,” said Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, acting executive vice president for health affairs at UVA and chief executive officer of UVA Medical Center.
About UVA Children’s Hospital
University of Virginia Children’s Hospital provides primary and specialty care in more than 30 specialties throughout Virginia. Located within UVA Medical Center, UVA Children’s Hospital includes 111 beds, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for infants and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for children younger than 18. The Children’s Hospital Ambulatory Clinics at the Battle Building, which opened in 2014, provide integrated outpatient care in Charlottesville.