The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia named top U.S. children's hospital, third consecutive year

July 08, 2005

U.S. News & World Report today ranked The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia the best hospital for children in the United States for the third consecutive year.

"While this ranking is certainly a great external affirmation, what really matters is our responsibility to care for our patients and to advance the field of pediatric medicine," says Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., president and chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "I am humbled by this recognition. It is our responsibility to continue to work to provide the best care and to share our learning and research nationwide."

The rankings are reported in the July 18th "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S.News & World Report available on newsstands beginning July 11, 2004. Consistent with previous years, most specialty institutions, including pediatrics, are ranked by reputation among board-certified physicians randomly selected from the American Medical Association database.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was also named the number one children's hospital three consecutive times by a comprehensive data-based study conducted by Child magazine in 2001, 2003 and 2005. In 2004, Children's Hospital was also awarded Magnet status, the nursing profession's highest national recognition by the American Nursing Credentialing Center.
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For more information, please contact Gina Marchiondo, 267-426-6054.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking second in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 430-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit www.chop.edu

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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