Penn State Health Children’s Hospital specialties ranked among the best in the nation. Penn State University

U.S. News & World Report is recognizing Penn State Health Children’s Hospital as a national leader in multiple specialties for the 12th year in a row. The magazine ranked Children’s Hospital in its 2022-2023 Best Children’s Hospital rankings in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (#33), Diabetes and Endocrinology (#41) and Pulmonology (#42).

“We are proud of our dedicated staff for earning this honor year after year,” said Dr. Yatin Vyas, Head of the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital. “It is also a reminder to families in Central Pennsylvania that exceptional, specialized pediatric care is available close to home.”

The US News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital ranking helps families whose children face life-threatening and rare diseases receive the best care available. The rankings highlight the top 50 hospitals in each of ten pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

The ranking is based on clinical data that includes patient safety, infection prevention and nurse staffing, as well as responses from more than 15,000 pediatricians about where they will send the sickest children in their specialty. This year’s rankings will be published in US News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2023” guidebook, to be released in September.

Penn State Health Milton S. “As the only children’s hospital in the region, our specialist physicians and specially trained nurses provide comprehensive support and care for infants, children and adolescents,” said Deborah Berini, president of Hershey Medical Center. “This ranking is a validation of the level of care we provide.”

In October 2020, Children’s Hospital increased access to pediatric care nationally in the central Pennsylvania area with the opening of a three-floor expansion. Fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the expanded facility also houses a new Women and Children Centre, the region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a Small Infant Unit, which is designed for growth and better brain development in premature babies. has been created. ,

Penn State Health is expanding access to its top pediatricians with the opening of Penn State Health Children’s Lancaster Pediatric Center later this month. The facility, located at Harrisburg Pike and Route 30 in Mannheim Township, will feature 20 pediatricians, as well as general pediatrics and walk-in care.

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