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Barrow at Phoenix Children’s Wins Praise from USNWR June 28, 2013

Posted by mvarlan in Uncategorized.

We’re very proud to announce that Phoenix Children’s Hospital has been ranked in five specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings:

The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. hospitals in each of these pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Only 87 hospitals in the country ranked in at least one of the 10 specialties, placing us in very rare company.

“Phoenix Children’s deserves high praise,” said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Ranking shows the dedication and expertise they bring to the care of children who need those qualities the most. We think it is important to identify and call attention to pediatric centers like this one.”

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings offer families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level and are widely considered the most reputable of the consumer-focused awards and rankings programs.

Three-quarters of each hospital’s score was determined through an analysis of patient outcomes and data on the structural resources each hospital has for pediatric care. To gather data, U.S. News used two surveys: a clinical questionnaire sent to 179 pediatric hospitals and, for a reputational assessment, a survey of 150 pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty from across the country. The 1,500 physicians were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.

Congratulations to all members of the clinical programs recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital. This honor is a direct result of the focus we’ve placed on expanding programs such as transplant services, establishing Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s and bringing new talent to PCMG, to name a few. It is also an honor to be celebrated by the entire hospital family that works diligently to provide safe, effective care to our patients. In the coming days you will notice a very public recognition of our position as a Best Children’s Hospital with the debut of a new marketing campaign. In the meantime, congratulations and thank you for all you’ve contributed to make Phoenix Children’s Arizona’s only Best Children’s Hospital.


Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Barrow Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Barrow Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center



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