Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai is now ranked in 7 of the 10 specialties measured by U.S. News & World Report in its 2013-14 “Best Children’s Hospital” annual guidebook, moving up from six specialties last year. Significantly, Mount Sinai is also ranked as the No . 2 pediatric center in New York City, and is tied for No . 2 in the New York City metropolitan area out of the nine ranked children’s hospitals.
The seven specialties are: diabetes & endocrinology (No . 25), gastroenterology & GI surgery (No . 25),
nephrology (No . 26), urology (No . 28), pulmonology (No . 36), cancer (No . 46), and cardiology & heart surgery (No . 50).“Mount Sinai is making great strides as one of the nation’s leaders in providing quality health care to pediatric patients across all specialty areas,” says Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Adds David L. Reich, MD, Interim President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital: “Our superb multidisciplinary teams work to tailor treatments to the needs of the children and adolescents we care for at Kravis Children’s Hospital. Our staff works seamlessly to give our patients the highest quality care in nursing, surgery, and medicine.”
U.S. News surveyed 179 hospitals to obtain clinical data, which account for 75 percent of each ranking, for each of the 10 specialty areas it measured: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pulmonology, and urology. Twenty-five percent of each ranking is based upon the reputational assessments of 150 peers who were asked, setting aside location and expense, where they would send the sickest children in their specialty.
“Our mission is to improve the overall health of children in our community and beyond,” says Lisa M. Satlin, MD, the Herbert H. Lehman Professor and Chair of the Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Last year, we significantly expanded several clinical programs through the recruitment of senior faculty, and we completed a state-of-the-art renovation of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. We have outstanding division chiefs, faculty, and staff, and we are proud to be commended by our peers.”