Cohen Children’s Medical Center Earns Top 50 National Ranking for Exceptional Care in 9 Specialties

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All of us at Westchester Health Pediatrics, Westchester Health, Northwell Health and Northwell Health Physician Partners are thrilled that our partner hospital, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, has recently been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the best pediatric hospitals in the nation, delivering exceptional care in nine specialties.

US News’ latest survey results once again underscore this hospital’s commitment to providing our patients with the very best in clinical care,” said Charles Schleien, MD, senior vice president and chair of pediatric services at Northwell Health, and chair and professor of pediatrics at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. “From our clinical teams, highly-specialized nurses, social workers, Child Life staff and everyone else who serves this hospital with excellence and dedication, we work with one goal in mind—to provide our young patients and their loved ones with the highest quality care in a compassionate and dignified environment.”

According to Cohen Children’s Medical Center’s website, the US News & World Report rankings are based on medical outcomes such as mortality and infection rates, reputation and care-related indicators such as patient volume, nurse staffing and availability of specialized programs.

To view the complete list of US News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Children’s Hospitals and their rankings by specialty, click here.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center 2019-2020 rankings

  • Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery—17th (up from 27th last year)
  • Pediatric neonatology—24th (up from 32nd last year)
  • Pediatric cancer—27th
  • Pediatric diabetes and endocrinology—28th
  • Pulmonology—30th
  • Orthopedics—32nd
  • Nephrology—36th
  • Gastroenterology/GI Surgery—39th
  • Urology—39th

Partners with Northwell Health and Cohen Children’s MC

On March 1, 2017, Westchester Health (of which Westchester Health Pediatrics is a part) joined Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners. This important partnership has enabled us to greatly expand our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all for families with children, our relationship with Northwell Health means that you now have access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, a Northwell Health affiliate and the largest provider of pediatric health services in New York State, offering 88 sub-specialties and programs. Read more here.

Consistently one of the best children’s hospitals in the U.S.

Here is the complete article on Northwell Health’s website:

The children’s hospital earned top 50 national rankings for exceptional care in nine specialties

Cohen Children’s Medical Center has earned top 50 national rankings for exceptional care in nine pediatric specialties, according to US News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Children’s Hospitals. The largest provider of pediatric health services in New York State, Cohen has been ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals by US News for 13 consecutive years.

Cohen’s highest ranking was in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery—tied for 17th in the nation, a significant jump from last year when the hospital ranked 27th in the nation. US News ranked Cohen 24th in the nation for its expertise in pediatric neonatology, also a marked increase from last year when the hospital was ranked 32nd. Also noteworthy is Cohen’s emergence as the 27th nationally ranked hospital in the area of pediatric cancer, as well as its #28 in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology, an improvement from #40 a year ago.

“US News’ latest survey results once again underscore this hospital’s commitment to providing our patients with the very best in clinical care,” said Charles Schleien, MD, senior vice president and chair of pediatric services at Northwell Health, and chair and professor of pediatrics at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. “From our clinical teams, highly-specialized nurses, social workers, Child Life staff and everyone else who serves this hospital with excellence and dedication, we work with one goal in mind—to provide our young patients and their loved ones with the highest quality care in a compassionate and dignified environment.”

The US News rankings are based on medical outcomes such as mortality and infection rates, reputation and care-related indicators such as patient volume, nurse staffing and availability of specialized programs.

Westchester Health Pediatrics is a member of Northwell Health Physician Partners and a partner hospital of Cohen Children’s Medical Center. Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you.Make an appt

By Cindee J. Ivker, MD, FAAP, Lead Pediatric Physician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, member of Northwell Health Physician Partners

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