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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Ranked in the Top 10 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been ranked 10th out of 113 hospitals that completed the most recent U.S. News & World Report survey for its 2008 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” issue. Last year, Children’s Hospital was ranked 13th.

U.S. News ranked the country’s top 30 pediatric hospitals in the new issue.

In a further extension of the 2007 pediatric rankings that listed the top 30 pediatric centers overall, the 2008 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” issue includes the 30 top-ranked hospitals in cancer, digestive disorders, heart and heart surgery, neonatal care, neurology and neurosurgery, respiratory disorders and general pediatrics.

“National recognitions like this exemplify all of the hard work our employees and staff do on behalf of our children and their families,” said Roger Oxendale, CEO of Children’s Hospital. “Without their continued dedication and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty every single day, our patients would not be able to receive the high-quality care we provide them.”

America’s Best Children’s Hospitals - Top 10

1. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2. Children’s Hospital Boston
3. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
4. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore
5. Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland
6. Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston
7. Children’s Hospital, Denver
8. Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle
9. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
10. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

“Very sick kids need very special care,” said senior writer Avery Comarow, who has been editor of the “America’s Best Hospitals” and “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” annual rankings since their inception. “The best places for them are pediatric facilities with a deep pool of expertise in their particular illness. Breaking out key specialties is crucial to help parents and other caregivers find these facilities.”

Children’s Hospital also ranked in each of the magazine’s specialty areas: Cancer – 24th Digestive Disorders – 6th, Neonatal – 22nd, Neurology and Neurosurgery – 10th, Respiratory Disorders – 6th, and Heart and Heart Surgery – 16th.

The June 9 issue of U.S. News with the rankings will be on newsstands June 2. The postings also will be available online beginning Friday, May 30.

See the full list of U.S. News rankings.
Learn more about Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.


Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016,
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016,

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June 18, 2008
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