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June 10, 2015

U.S. News & World Report Ranks All Children’s Hospital as the Top Program for Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery in Florida

By Tampa Bay Parenting

U.S. News & World Report ranked All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine as a best children’s hospital in two specialty areas in the new 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. All Children’s Hospital ranked 26th in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, moving up eight spots from the 2014-15 list, and 48th in pulmonology out of 184 children’s hospitals. All Children’s Hospital was the only children’s hospital ranking in the Tampa Bay area and ranked the highest in Florida for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery.

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. Each year, the publication ranks the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

“It is a significant accomplishment to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our pediatric cardiology and heart surgery programs along with our pulmonology program,” said Jonathan Ellen, M.D., president and physician in chief at All Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics and vice dean, All Children’s Hospital at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “These rankings are a demonstration of our medical staff’s expertise and commitment to patient safety and quality, as well as the innovative care we strive to provide throughout all of the pediatric specialty programs offered at All Children’s Hospital.”

Specialists at All Children’s Hospital also have the opportunity to collaborate on treatment and research with colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, which ranked in all 10 specialty areas on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals list.

Scores are based on clinical data, patient outcomes, available care-related resources, a clinical questionnaire to 184 pediatric hospitals and a nationwide survey of pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each pediatric specialty area asking where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside considerations of location and expense.

Detailed information about each of the hospital rankings and much more can be viewed on http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings and will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, which will be available September 1. 

About All Children’s Hospital

All Children’s Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine located in St. Petersburg, is the most advanced children’s hospital on Florida’s west coast and a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital. With over 50 pediatric specialties and 259 beds, All Children’s is dedicated to advancing children’s health through treatment, research, education and advocacy. Programs that include a Clinical and Translational Research Organization, pediatric biorepository and a new pediatric residency program are driving innovation in personalized pediatric medicine and child health. A network of 11 outpatient care centers in eight counties along with affiliate programs at regional hospitals makes All Children’s a leading provider of care for Florida’s children.

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