U.S. News Ranks Cohen Children’s Medical Center Among The Best for Eighth-Straight Year

MANHASSET, NY –The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center was ranked for the eighth-straight year as one of the nation’s elite children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report in its annual “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey, the North Shore-LIJ Health System announced today.

“The fact that we have been ranked for eight years in a row means there is no better place to seek care for a child than Cohen Children’s Medical Center.”

Consistently being ranked among the elite children’s hospitals reinforces Cohen’s commitment to quality care, Mr. McGeachy said.

“Our doctors are committed to helping children,” said Kevin McGeachy, the hospital’s executive director.  “That kind of dedication pays off for our patients, who see positive results from the care they receive.”

The medical center placed among the top 50 hospitals in five different pediatric specialty areas surveyed in the magazine’s 2014-15 rankings.

The facility was praised for its care in the areas of urology, pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery and neonatology. Pediatric urology was among the top 25 in the country, according to the rankings.

“Being ranked for eight straight years as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals is testament to the excellent care provided by our physicians and nurses,” added Charles Schleien, MD, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. “It is one of the reasons the Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a destination hospital for children from around the world.”

The US News rankings are based on a hospital’s reputation, medical outcomes such as death and infection rates, and care-related indicators such as patient volume, nurse staffing and availability of specialized programs.

The magazine’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” edition is available at usnews.com/childrenshospitals.

About the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
Opened in 1983, the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York is home to about 675 pediatricians, including 200 full-time physicians, and a total workforce of more than 1,200, including more than 500 nurses. For the eighth consecutive year in 2014, CCMC was ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey.

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