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The Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai Increases Number of Specialties Ranked in U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals”
Date:6/10/2013

New York (PRWEB) June 11, 2013

The Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai is among the country’s best children’s hospitals in 7 of 10 pediatric specialties measured by U.S. News & World Report for its 2013-14 “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranking.

"Mount Sinai is making great strides as one of the nation's leaders in providing quality health care to pediatric patients across all specialty areas," said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "Under the leadership of Dr. Lisa Satlin, Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in gastroenterology & GI surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology, urology, cancer and was for the first time ranked in cardiology and heart surgery. Accomplishments such as these are what propel us forward in improving our patient care and outcomes."

"Our superb multi-disciplinary teams work to tailor treatments to the needs of the children and adolescents we care for at Kravis Children's Hospital," said David Reich, MD, Interim President and Chief Operating Officer, The Mount Sinai Hospital. "We offer the highest quality care in terms of nursing, surgery and medicine, and our staff works seamlessly to give our patients the future they deserve."

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families find the best medical care available. The rankings, which will be published in U.S. News’s Best Hospitals 2013-14 guidebook, offer an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level. The rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in the 10 specialty areas of cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

“We continue to recruit world renowned experts to our medical and surgical teams that only enhance the quality of our care," adds Dennis Charney, MD, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

“The Kravis Children’s Hospital will keep building on our long and distinguished tradition of excellence in innovative patient care, community involvement, education, and research,” said Lisa Satlin, MD, Professor & Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. “Our mission is to improve the overall health of children in our community and beyond, and we are proud to be commended by our peers.”

Reputational rankings by peers account for 25 percent of each hospital’s rankings. Three-quarters of each hospital’s score was determined through an analysis of patient outcomes and data on the structural resources each hospital has for pediatric care. To gather data, U.S. News used two surveys: a clinical questionnaire sent to 179 pediatric hospitals and, for the reputational assessment, a survey of 150 pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty. The 1,500 physicians were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.

For the full rankings and methodology, visit http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Established in 1968, the Icahn School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States, and is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 14th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation’s top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and by U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place.

For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org/. Find Mount Sinai on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/mountsinainyc), Twitter (@mountsinainyc) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/mountsinainy).

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