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U.S. News & World Report ranks Doernbecher among the nation’s best children’s hospitals

Hospital recognized for excellence in specialties including pediatric neurology, cancer and neonatology
Doernbecher Children's Hospital
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.(OHSU/Fritz Liedtke)

For the seventh consecutive year, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has been named among the best children’s hospitals in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-2017 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

This year, OHSU Doernbecher received recognition in the following pediatric specialties:

  • 44th in Cancer
  • 41st in Diabetes and endocrinology
  • 30th in Neonatology
  • 27th in Nephrology
  • 32nd in Neurology and neurosurgery
  • 35th in Pulmonology
  • 42nd in Urology

"OHSU Doernbecher strives to deliver high-quality and innovative care to all of its patients across Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond,” said Jodi Coombs, R.N., M.B.A., vice president for Women's & Children's Services, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. "This consistent national recognition confirms that we are accomplishing this goal and validates the exemplary work provided by our physicians, nurses and staff.”

Since it first applied for consideration in 2009, OHSU Doernbecher remains the only medical center in Oregon whose pediatric specialties meet U.S. News' criteria for:

  • Level and quality of hospital resources, including staffing, technology and special services.
  • Delivery of care, such as reputation among pediatric specialists, programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices.
  • Clinical outcomes, including patient survival infection rates and complications

The Best Children's Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News' top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialty areas based on an extensive analysis using a methodology that combines clinical and operational data collected directly from a survey of 183 children's hospitals, results from a reputational survey of board-certified pediatric specialists and supplemental information from resources such as the National Cancer Institute. Seventy-eight hospitals nationwide ranked in at least one specialty.

U.S. News introduced the Best Children's Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings offer families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level.

Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, etc., can be viewed online and will be published in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook in August.

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