U.S. News & World Report has ranked SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in three specialties in the new 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon ranked 44 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, 45 in Pediatrics: Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and 48 in Pediatrics: Nephrology.
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric centers.
The 11th annual rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
“At SSM Health Cardinal Glennon, our entire clinical team is dedicated to providing exceptional care to all of our patients,” said Steven Burghart, president of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon. “We are proud of these rankings that prove the quality care we provide to our patients every day as we live out the SSM Health Mission to reveal the healing presence of God.”
“These esteemed rankings are a wonderful way to showcase the amazing medical care this hospital provides to children not only throughout the St. Louis region, but in Southern Illinois and beyond,” said Robert Wilmott MD, Chief of Pediatrics at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon and IMMUNO Professor and Chair, Saint Louis University School of Medicine. “The Department of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University is proud to be part of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon’s work as a recognized regional leader in pediatric care.”
“The pediatric centers we rank in Best Children’s Hospitals deliver exceptionally high-quality care and deserve to be recognized for their commitment,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Children with life-threatening illnesses or rare conditions need the state-of-the-art services and expertise these hospitals provide every day.”
The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and compliance with "best practices.”
Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure and patient volume, availability of programs for particular illnesses and conditions and much more can be viewed on http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings.
This year’s rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook and available on newsstands September 12. Visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the complete rankings and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.
About SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital:
Since 1956, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital has offered the highest level of care as the country’s only free-standing, non-profit Catholic pediatric hospital. Located in St. Louis, MO, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon provides hope to thousands of children with complex conditions from Missouri, Illinois and beyond. A member of SSM Health, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the county, the 195-bed teaching hospital is staffed by SLUCare physicians affiliated with the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Since 2013, U.S News & World Report has recognized SSM Health Cardinal Glennon as a Best Children's Hospital. In every way, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon lives out the SSM Health mission, “Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.”
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