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Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ranks among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report

June 08, 2015

USNEWS1516squarebadgeHerma Heart Center ranks #5 for second consecutive year
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in 9 specialties in the new 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This ranking is just one of a number of awards that recognizes Children’s as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation.

U.S. News ranked Children’s #5 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery for the second consecutive year. The Top 5 ranking acknowledges the Herma Heart Center’s national reach as a destination for kids with the most serious types of congenital heart disease, as well as a commitment to leading industry peers in innovative approaches to care and superior clinical outcomes. Children’s in Milwaukee is the only pediatric heart program in the state to be ranked by U.S. News.

Other ranked Children’s specialties include #13 in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, #14 in Cancer, #20 in Nephrology, #20 in Pulmonary, #30 in Neurology and Neurosurgery, #32 in Neonatology, #37 in Orthopedics, and #40 in Urology.

Children's offers specialty outpatient clinics throughout southeast Wisconsin and the Fox Valley to provide close-to-home treatment options for families who don't live near Children's Hospital in Milwaukee or Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Fox Valley in Neenah, Wis.

“Children's Hospital is the only pediatric hospital in Wisconsin to receive this level of national recognition because we provide an unmatched depth and breadth of care,” said Marc Gorelick, MD, Chief Operating Officer, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and Executive Vice President, Children's Hospital and Health System. “We have a unique perspective because we are the only health system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of all children in Wisconsin.”

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. The rankings open the door to an array of detailed information about each hospital’s performance.

Most of each hospital’s score relied on patient outcomes and care-related resources. U.S. News garnered clinical data from a detailed questionnaire sent to 184 pediatric hospitals. A sixth of the score came from annual surveys of pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty in 2013, 2014 and 2015. They were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside considerations of location and expense.

“The pediatric centers that are ranked in Best Children’s Hospitals deserve our congratulations,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Children with life-threatening or rare conditions need the kind of care that these hospitals deliver day after day.”

About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked in 9 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Children’s provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2013, Children’s invested more than $105 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children’s achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at
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