UPMC Children's Ranked 8th Best Pediatric Hospital in U.S.

June 18, 2019

US News 2018PITTSBURGH – UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has been recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, earning 8th position on the annual U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. 


Nationally, UPMC Children’s Hospital is ranked for excellence in all 10 specialty areas and is among the top 10 hospitals in five of the specialties: cardiology and heart surgery (No. 3); diabetes and endocrinology (No. 6); gastroenterology and gastroenterology surgery (No. 7); pulmonology (No. 6); and urology (tied for No. 10). 


“It is an extraordinary achievement to be recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country,” said Mark Sevco, president, UPMC Children’s. “I am honored to work with all the outstanding and talented health care professionals who are committed to putting children first. The rankings reflect our staff’s dedication to creating the ultimate patient care experience by providing compassionate and world-renowned care for every single patient and family every single day.”


“We are grateful to receive this national recognition,” said Leslie Davis, senior vice president, UPMC, and executive vice president and chief operating officer, UPMC Health Services Division. “The exemplary team at UPMC Children’s plays an integral role in delivering the best patient care to ensure the best outcomes not only for the children of western Pennsylvania, but for children around the world.”


“As a reminder, UPMC Children’s providers and locations are not affected by the end of the UPMC-Highmark Consent Decrees and will continue to provide world-class pediatric care in-network for all major health insurers, including Highmark, after June 30, 2019,” Davis added. “We are sure of this—UPMC Children’s always will be a top destination for the highest quality pediatric care.” 


The 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings will be released online today and published in the “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook, available in September. 


The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings were introduced in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings open the door to an array of detailed information about each hospital’s performance.


This year, UPMC Children’s celebrated 10 years of delivering world-class pediatric care in its Lawrenceville complex, built from the ground up in 2009 with a $665 million initial investment from UPMC. With additional capital expenditures of $150 million since then, UPMC’s total investment in UPMC Children’s to date totals $815 million.  


About UPMC

A $21 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 89,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 3.7 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.2 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid $587 million in federal, state and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.

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