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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Ranked Sixth Best Pediatric Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

For the 12th consecutive year, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has been listed as one of the top 10 best pediatric hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

In its July 15, 2002, “America’s Best Hospitals” issue, U.S. News & World Report ranked Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh sixth in pediatrics in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranked 205 top medical centers in 17 different specialties. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is the only hospital in the region to have been ranked among the 10 best hospitals for 12 consecutive years. No other hospital has received such consistently high rankings over that time frame.

The ranking is the result of an exclusive survey formulated in conjunction with the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The pediatric survey was comprised of 180 board-certified physicians who are asked to name the five hospitals they consider the best in their respective specialties, without considering cost or location.

The 2002 top 10 children's hospitals are:
1. Children’s Hospital Boston
2. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3. Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore)
4. Children’s Hospital (Denver)
5. Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian
6. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
7. Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland (Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital)
8. Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston)
9. Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)
10. Children’s Memorial Hospital (Chicago)

The 2002 rankings will appear in the July 22 issue of U.S. News & World Report, on newsstands Monday, July 15.

Melanie Tush Finnigan, 412-692-5016,
Dean Walters, 412-692-5016,

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