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U.S. News ranks Children's among the best in the country

June 21, 2016

MILWAUKEE - U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in all 10 pediatric specialties it reviews in the new 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Children’s is the only health care system in Wisconsin to rank in all 10 specialties.bestchildrenshospitals10specs

  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery – Sixth
  • Neonatology – 11th
  • Orthopedics – 13th
  • Pulmonology – 17th
  • Nephrology – 18th
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery – 20th
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery – 24th
  • Urology – 30th
  • Cancer – 33rd
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology – 39th

The top 10 ranking for cardiology and heart surgery reflects the Herma Heart Center at Children’s having some of the best clinical outcomes in the country, even while treating the most serious types of congenital heart disease. More than 700 heart procedures or surgeries are done at Children’s every year, making it one of the higher volume programs in the country. The Herma Heart Center also pioneered the nation’s first Neurodevelopment Follow-up Program, boosting a child’s life-long success after heart surgery.

Children’s offers specialty care clinics throughout southeast Wisconsin and the Fox Valley to provide care closer to home for families who don’t live near Children’s hospital locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wisconsin.

“With a relatively small population, the people of Wisconsin should be proud that Children’s Hospital has some of the best reported outcomes in the country in so many specialties,” said Marc Gorelick, MD, chief operating officer of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “The rankings are a reflection of the talented and dedicated staff at Children’s who have devoted their careers to treating kids.”

The U.S. News rankings rely on clinical data and an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The full rankings and methodology are available at

“The Best Children’s Hospitals highlight pediatric centers that offer exceptional care for the kids who need the most help,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Day in and day out, they deliver state-of-the-art medical care.”

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