SOURCE: Northwell Health

North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

June 21, 2016 09:33 ET

For 10th Straight Year, US News Ranks Cohen Children's Medical Center Among Nation's Best

NEW HYDE PARK, NY--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - For the 10th consecutive year, Cohen Children's Medical Center has earned top 50 rankings for exceptional pediatric care in US News & World Report's 2016-17 Best Children's Hospitals.

US News ranked Cohen in the top 50 nationwide in seven of 10 pediatric specialties: pediatric urology (#13), neonatology (#29), gastroenterology and GI Surgery (#37), neurology & neurosurgery (#39), orthopedics (#40), pulmonology (#40) and cancer (#42).

"Our clinical outcomes are among the best in the country," said Charles Schleien, MD, executive director of Cohen Children's, and senior vice president and chair of pediatrics at Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System). "Knowing that their child is going to get great care should give families great comfort that they've come to the right place. We have the best of all pediatric services under one roof, as demonstrated by the latest US News' survey."

The US News rankings are based on a hospital's reputation, medical outcomes such as mortality and infection rates, and care-related indicators such as patient volume, nurse staffing and availability of specialized programs.

The US News recognition comes on the heels of Cohen Children's receiving Magnet status -- the gold standard for nursing excellence -- from the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC), becoming the only children's hospital in New York State to earn this prestigious designation.The Magnet designation reflects the highest standards of nursing professionalism, collaboration, teamwork and superiority in patient care delivery, distinguishing Cohen Children's as the premier destination for pediatric care in the region.

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About the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
Founded in 1983, Cohen Children's Medical Center is a 202-bed hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children. The specialists in the hospital's national and international programs cover an entire range of specialties. State-of-the-art care for children's medical, surgical, and dental needs are provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The facility is the largest provider of pediatric health services in New York State, serving 1.8 million children in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. For the 10th consecutive year in 2016, Cohen's was ranked among the best children's hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 "America's Best Children's Hospitals" survey.

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