U.S. News and World Report Ranks The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital Among the Nation’s Best

Mount Sinai recognized for providing distinguished pediatric care in gastroenterology, nephrology, diabetes/endocrinology, and pulmonology.

New York, NY
 – May 17, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital ranked among the country’s best children’s hospitals in four specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report. In the 2011-12 edition of "America’s Best Children’s Hospitals," Mount Sinai was recognized for providing distinguished pediatric care in gastroenterology, nephrology, diabetes and endocrinology, and pulmonology.

The U.S. News rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. The rankings are determined by three criteria: reputation, patient outcomes, and care-related indicators such as infection-control programs, surgical volume, and nurse-patient ratio.

"The Kravis Children’s Hospital continues to improve the health of children in our community, region, and nation," said Lisa Satlin, MD, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. "We are committed to that exceptional care and are proud to be commended by our peers."

Now in its fifth year, the Best Children’s Hospitals survey pulls together clinical and operational data from a lengthy questionnaire that is completed by the majority of the hospitals asked to participate for the 2011-12 rankings. The participating hospitals are asked questions about survival rates, nurse staffing, subspecialist availability, and other critical pieces of information. 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.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of few medical schools embedded in a hospital in the United States. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 15 institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institute of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report. The school received the 2009 Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital among the nation's best hospitals based on reputation, patient safety, and other patient-care factors. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 530,000 outpatient visits took place.

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