Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital, was among the top 50 hospitals selected by U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the best pediatric hospitals.
The news publisher surveyed 183 pediatric centers from among 10 specialties and asked 150 pediatric specialists in each specialty where they would send the sickest children. Information was also culled from patient outcomes, care-related resources, and a survey of 450 pediatric specialists and sub-specialists.
“Ranking in the top 50 in the country for pediatric nephrology is a key accomplishment for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital,” said Margaret McGovern, Physician-in-Chief at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. “These results reflect our ongoing focus on providing the best in quality of care, advancements and innovation in medicine, and patient safety in all of the pediatric specialty programs offered at Stony Brook Children’s.
Stony Brook Children’s is the only center on Long Island ranked for children with serious kidney disorders and was ranked as a top provider of care in the specialty area of nephrology in the 2014-15 rankings.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the top 50 facilities each year in the specialties of cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
More than 7,000 children and adolescents are admitted to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital each year. The hospital operates 100 pediatric beds and has over 140 full-time pediatric physicians and surgeons spanning 30 different specialties, in addition to over 200 voluntary pediatric faculty members. For more information on the hospital’s offerings, visit Stony Brook Children’s website.