SOURCE: NewYork-Presbyterian

June 21, 2016 00:30 ET

U.S. News Recognizes NewYork-Presbyterian as New York Region's Top Children's Hospital

NEW YORK, NY --(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - For 10 years running, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks in more pediatric specialties than any other New York metro area hospital in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Children's Hospitals." The 2016-17 rankings are published online today.

NewYork-Presbyterian ranks among the top in the nation for children's care in every specialty evaluated in the U.S. News survey, which includes cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

NewYork-Presbyterian provides pediatric care in every area of medicine at two major sites: NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Komansky Center for Children's Health, and is affiliated with two prestigious medical schools, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine.

Notably, the Hospital ranks in the top 10 in the nation in diabetes and endocrinology as well as neonatology. This year marks the first time NewYork-Presbyterian's Innovation Center held an App Challenge and Demo Day devoted solely to pediatric healthcare, generating innovative tech solutions for the pediatric health space. Advancements were also made in the fight against pediatric cancer -- using genomic sequencing to analyze a patient's entire genome has created a more personalized approach to cancer diagnosis and care. Also noteworthy was the use of 3-D printing technology, offering unmatched accuracy and precision for some of the most complex surgeries.

"We are constantly looking at ways to improve pediatric healthcare, both by hiring world-class clinicians and by applying new technologies and innovative thinking," said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. "Our team of physicians, nurses and staff at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the Komansky Center for Children's Health is committed to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care and service to every child and family. We are creating a vision of pediatric healthcare for the future."

U.S. News ranks children's hospitals using a variety of criteria related to hospital resources and services, commitment to best practices and outcome data. In addition, a portion of a hospital's score is determined through a national survey of pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each of the 10 ranked specialties, drawn from more than 9,000 physicians who are members of the online professional network Doximity, as well as 1,500 nonmembers.

For the rankings, visit http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings. The rankings will be published in the print edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" issue, which will be on newsstands in August.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and
NewYork-Presbyterian/Komansky Center for Children's Health

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, which is affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health, which is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, have built a reputation for more than a century as two of the nation's premier centers for pediatric care. Together, they offer the best available care in every area of pediatrics -- including the most complex neonatal and critical care, and all areas of pediatric surgery -- in a family-friendly and technologically advanced setting. They are also major international referral centers, meeting the special needs of children from infancy through adolescence worldwide. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital also comprises NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit www.nyp.org.

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