Cohen Children’s Medical Center Receives Women’s Choice Award for Best Children’s Hospital

Cohen Children’s Medical Center, a member of Northwell Health, has been named a 2017 Women’s Choice Award winner as one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking seventh out of 88 children’s hospitals evaluated.

The New Hyde Park facility is one of 54 children’s hospitals nationwide and seven in New York State to qualify for the evidence-based designation, signifying a commitment to meeting the highest standards in pediatric services.

Using a point-based system based on information provided by the hospitals, Cohen received the maximum number of points in the following areas:

  • Family-centered care
  • Family sleeping/living accommodations
  • Dedicated pediatric emergency department
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Child life specialists
  • Use of telehealth technologies
  • Participation in pediatric health research
  • Accreditation by the Joint Commission
  • Pediatric trauma center accreditation

Points were also assigned to hospitals based on the number of beds per board certified pediatric professional in 11 specialties. Cohen received the maximum number of points for six specialties: anesthesiology, cardiology, gastroenterology, urology, oncology and neonatology.

 “We are honored to be recognized by the Women’s Choice Award,” said Charles Schleien, MD, chairman of pediatrics, senior vice president and executive director of Cohen. “It’s a testament to the high quality, safe, and compassionate care we provide to our patients.”