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  • Children's Mercy Hospital makes list of best pediatric centers by U.S. News and World Report

  • A hospital in Kansas City has ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the U.S. in nine of 10 specialties reviewed by U.S. News and World Report.
    Children's Mercy was among the top pediatric hospitals in the country for the fields of nephrology, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
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  • A hospital in Kansas City has ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the U.S. in nine of 10 specialties reviewed by U.S. News and World Report.
    Children's Mercy was among the top pediatric hospitals in the country for the fields of nephrology, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. The rankings come from the 2014-15 “Best Children’s Hospitals” analysis in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2015 guidebook, which will be available in August.
    The full rankings and methodology are also available at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.
    “I am proud of this remarkable achievement,” says Children’s Mercy President and CEO Dr. Randall O’Donnell. “Being recognized among the nation’s best is a testament to the incredible dedication and talent of our staff. But, we’re always looking to the future. Much more can and will be done as we continue to practice, teach and research the best ways to deliver quality pediatric care and provide the best outcomes possible for our patients and families.”
    This year, U.S. News surveyed 183 pediatric centers in its analysis of children's hospitals. The rankings are based on an extensive analysis of clinical and operational data collected directly from a survey of children’s hospitals combined with the results from a reputational survey of board-certified pediatric specialists who answered where they would send their sickest patients, as well as supplemental information from resources such as the National Cancer Institute.
    Children’s Mercy is a 354-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides care for children from birth through the age of 21.
    This is the seventh time in a row that the hospital has been recognized as one of the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. For the third time in a row, Children’s Mercy Hospital has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. For more than a century, Children’s Mercy has provided the highest level of medical care to every child who passes through its doors, made possible through generous community support.

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