Our children's hospital ranks among the best in the nation in four specialties

June 11, 2013
U.S. News & World Report has again ranked University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital among the top children's hospitals in the country—for the sixth consecutive year.

In the magazine’s annual “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings released today, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital was recognized as among the top 50 children’s hospitals in four medical specialties:

  • cancer (42nd)
  • gastroenterology (32nd)
  • neonatology (31st)
  • nephrology (19th)

“This honor is validation of the exceptional care we provide our patients,” says Kathie Taranto, president, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. “Our goal is to be one of the top academic hospitals in the country. This is a point of pride for our care professionals.”

Basis for results
U.S. News surveyed 179 pediatric centers to obtain data such as availability of key resources and ability to prevent complications and infections. The hospital survey made up 75 percent of the rankings.

It also included 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. Those results made up the remaining 25 percent.
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