PITTSBURGH– UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, earning the ninth position on the 2021-22 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.
The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings feature the top pediatric hospitals, out of 250 nationally, who are ranked in each of 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pulmonology, and urology. Hospitals that ranked high in three or more specialties made the honor roll.
UPMC Children’s Hospital is ranked for excellence in all pediatric specialty areas and is among the top ten again in three specialties: cardiology and heart surgery (No. 2); diabetes and endocrinology (No. 7); and gastroenterology and gastroenterology surgery (No. 9).
“It is an honor to be ranked again as one of the best pediatric hospitals in the country. National recognition like this exemplifies the breadth of excellent and compassionate care UPMC Children’s provides for patients of all ages,” said Mark Sevco, president, UPMC Children’s.
“We are extremely proud of UPMC Children’s, but our work does not stop in Pittsburgh,” explained Leslie Davis, senior vice president, UPMC, and executive vice president and chief operating officer, UPMC Health Services Division. “UPMC is committed to expanding UPMC Children’s nationally ranked care across all the regions we serve, so that every child gets the right care at the right time by the right provider regardless of where they live.”
UPMC Children’s is expanding its pediatric specialties and subspecialities throughout the region, including:
- UPMC Harrisburg’s cutting-edge pediatric in-patient unit, which brings the nationally ranked care from UPMC Children’s in Pittsburgh to families in central Pennsylvania.
- UPMC Children’s Emergency Department Affiliation program, which provides more regional hospitals with around-the-clock access to board-certified emergency medicine physicians at UPMC Children’s in Pittsburgh through Emergency Department-to-Emergency Department consultations. The affiliation program is rapidly growing with additional locations coming soon.
- UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics (UPMC CCP) recent expansion and growth efforts have allowed its primary, behavioral health and subspecialty care to reach more families and communities throughout the region. Overall, UPMC CCP will reach 54 practices by the summer of 2021, including nine Express Care locations.
The 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings were released online today and will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2022” guidebook, available in September. The rankings were introduced in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available.