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Penn State Health Children’s Hospital again recognized among the best in the nation

U.S. News & World Report is recognizing Penn State Health Children’s Hospital as a national leader in multiple specialties for the 12th consecutive year. The magazine ranked the Children’s Hospital in cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology and pulmonology in its 2022-2023 Best Children’s Hospital rankings.

“We are proud of our dedicated staff for earning this recognition year after year,” said Dr. Yatin Vyas, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital.  “This is also a reminder for families in central Pennsylvania that exceptional, specialized pediatric care is available close to home.”

U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital rankings help families with children facing life-threatening and rare illnesses find the best care available. The rankings highlight the top 50 hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

The rankings are based on clinical data including patient safety, infection prevention and nurse staffing, as well as responses from more than 15,000 pediatric specialists about where they would send the sickest children in their specialty. This year’s rankings will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2023” guidebook, slated for release in September.

“As the region’s only Children’s Hospital, our expert physicians and specially trained nurses provide comprehensive support and care to infants, children and adolescents,” said Deborah Berini, president of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. “This ranking is a validation of the level of care we offer.”

In October 2020, the Children’s Hospital enhanced access to nationally-ranked pediatric care in the central Pennsylvania region with the opening of a three-floor expansion. Completely with state-of-the-art technology, the expanded facility features a new Women and Babies Center, the region’s only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and a Small Baby Unit, created for growth and improved brain development in premature babies.

Penn State Health is expanding access to its top pediatric specialists with the opening of Penn State Health Children’s Lancaster Pediatric Center later this month. Located on Harrisburg Pike and Route 30 in Manheim Township, the facility will feature 20 pediatric specialties, as well as general pediatrics and walk-in care.

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