Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai Ranks in Seven of Ten Pediatric Specialties in U.S. News and World Report’s Annual "Best Children's Hospitals" List

NEW YORK
 – June 10, 2014 /Press Release/  –– 

The Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai is among the country’s best children’s hospitals in seven out of ten pediatric specialties as measured by U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Children’s Hospitals" rankings for 2014-2015.  The specialties include Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology, and Urology.

"Under the leadership of Lisa Satlin, MD, Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children's Hospital continues its commitment to improving the health of our pediatric patients," said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, CEO and President, Mount Sinai Health System.  "We are pleased with our rankings in seven specialties, and we are grateful for the recognition we received this year for our programs in Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Neonatology—a division that oversees the well-being of more than 18,000 newborns each year in the health system."

The U.S. News rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals across the nation in ten pediatric specialty areas, and are published annually in U.S. News’s "Best Hospitals" guidebook.

"With more than 70,000 outpatient visits and 2,756 inpatient stays annually, our pediatric divisions at Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai are busier than ever," said David L. Reich, MD, President of The Mount Sinai Hospital. "Yet, our pediatric physicians, nurses, social workers, and staff continue to deliver the highest quality, most innovative and most compassionate care available. Our children deserve nothing less."

"Our pediatric physicians are leaders in the field, dedicated to providing exceptional care that will improve the lives of our children," said Lisa Satlin, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. "With continued growth, recruitment, cutting edge research and treatment advancements, the Kravis Children’s Hospital continues to thrive each year." In fact, in 2013 the Department ranked among the top ten pediatric departments in a medical school nationwide in National Institutes of Health research funding.

Dennis S. Charney, MD, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs at the Mount Sinai Health System said, "We continue to recruit world-class faculty to our pediatrics department who work in interdisciplinary teams to tailor treatments to the needs of the children and adolescents we care for.  Our scientists and physicians focus on groundbreaking research that can benefit the lives of our patients."   

Physicians at the Kravis Children’s Hospital develop leading edge treatments in a variety of specialties through divisions that cater to clinical inpatient and outpatient care, including:

• The Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery diagnoses and treats the most complex cardiac conditions in fetuses, children, and young adults. The division offers a range of diagnostic services, including pediatric and fetal echocardiography, exercise testing, Holter monitoring, cardiac MRI, electrophysiology and cardiovascular genetics.
• The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes provides the most advanced clinical care for children with diverse endocrine needs, while researchers continue to focus on conditions such as adrenal disorders, bone disease and calcium metabolism, growth disorders, and many others.
• The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides one of the highest levels of comprehensive care to patients suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The team delivers expert consultation and compassionate, evidence-based care to pediatric patients with digestive disorders, including IBD, celiac disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
• The Jack Martin Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, strives to deliver life-sustaining treatment to children with cancer and blood diseases. The division includes a unique survivorship program that coordinates follow up care between physicians, nurses, social workers and nutritionists from the pediatric and adolescent psychiatry, endocrinology and cardiology staff.
• The Division of Newborn Medicine's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is recognized as a Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center—the highest designation for the ability to care for the most complex patients and provide consultation to other neonatal units in the region. The NICU is currently under renovation to expand its official capacity to 46 beds.
• The Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, one of the busiest transplant programs in the country, offers comprehensive treatment for children with kidney or urinary tract conditions and hypertension. Working closely with Kravis’s Pediatric Urology division, the specialists have integrated in-hospital services into a single team providing comprehensive medical and surgical care; a very unique collaboration within the New York metropolitan area.
• The Division of Pediatric Neurology at Kravis serves as a leading destination for the management of pediatric disorders with a focus on epilepsy, blood vessel malformations, and brain tumors, offering multidisciplinary clinical expertise and state-of-the-art neurosurgical therapies and care for infants and children.
• The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology cares for greater than 2,000 patients a year and performs 150 flexible bronchoscopies annually. In addition, the division offers treatment and management for a broad spectrum of respiratory disorders, including asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), chronic cough and cystic fibrosis, as well as sleep disorders, apnea, and other conditions.
• The Division of Pediatric Urology offers minimally invasive treatments for patients. Board certified urology physicians of the Kravis Hospital treat many perinatal conditions, including hydronephrosis, posterior urethral valves, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, and multicystic dysplastic kidneys.

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12-partially-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, greater than 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

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