NEW HYDE PARK, NY – Cohen Children’s Medical Center’s national reputation for excellent pediatric care was given another boost today, with US News & World Report ranking the hospital in the top 50 nationwide in nine of 10 pediatric specialties. The 2015-16 survey by US News marked the ninth-straight year that Cohen has been ranked in the top 50 in multiple categories.
` Cohen ranked among the nation’s top 10 children’s hospitals for its expertise in pediatric urology (#7) The medical center also was recognized for its work in the following pediatric clinical areas: Neurology and Neurosurgery (#23), Diabetes and Endocrinology (#26), Neonatology (#30), Pulmonology (#38), Cancer (#42), Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (#44), Nephrology (#47) and Orthopedics (#50).
“Our clinical outcomes are among the best in the country,” said Kevin McGeachy, executive director of Cohen Children’s Medical Center. “Knowing that their child is going to get great care should give families great comfort that they’ve come to the right place. They know that we have everything under one roof that we need to care for their child.”
Cohen’s top 50 rankings in cancer, orthopedics, nephrology and diabetes were new additions to the list from last year. The hospital also rose in the rankings over last year in the other five categories.
“Sometimes things are more of a secret locally than they are nationally,” said Charles Schleien, MD, chair of pediatrics at Cohen’s. “We want to let people know this is how our peer institutions feel about us and let them know that these great services are in their midst.”
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 ninth consecutive year in 2015, Cohen’s was ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey.