U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has ranked MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach among the top children’s hospitals in Pediatric Pulmonology & Lung Surgery in the recently published 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
The 14th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings recognize the top pediatric centers across the U.S. in a variety of pediatric specialties. In 2020, only 88 children’s hospitals were ranked in at least one of the 10 pediatric specialties that were evaluated.
Miller Children’s & Women’s is among 50 pediatric centers in the nation ranked for care of serious respiratory problems in children. Successful management of diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and neuromuscular weakness disorders were recognized during the ranking process.
“Achieving this designation is a testament to the tireless work our Children’s Pulmonary Institute team has done over the last several years to provide the highest quality care for children affected by respiratory conditions,” says Graham Tse, M.D., chief medical officer, Miller Children’s & Women’s. “These patients are cared for throughout our hospital from the Emergency Department to our Cherese Mari Laulhere Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and in our outpatient centers throughout LA and Orange Counties. This truly was a team effort and I’m so proud of our team for continuing to raise the bar for pediatric pulmonology care in our region.”
This national ranking comes on the heels of Miller Children’s & Women’s recent recognition for excellence in pediatric asthma care from The Joint Commission. Miller Children’s & Women’s remains the only free-standing children’s hospital in California, and only one of 13 hospitals in the nation, to receive the Disease Specific Certification in Pediatric Asthma from The Joint Commission.
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.
“Even in the midst of a pandemic, children have health care needs ranging from routine vaccinations to life-saving surgery,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysist, U.S. News. “The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings are designed to help parents find quality medical care for a sick child and inform families’ conversations with pediatricians.”
To create the pediatric rankings, U.S. News gathers key clinical data from nearly 200 medical centers through a detailed survey that looks at measures such as patient safety, infection prevention and adequacy of nurse staffing. In addition, part of each hospital’s score is derived from surveys of more than 15,000 pediatric specialists who are asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty.
About MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach:
MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach provides specialized pediatric care for children and young adults, as well as maternity care for expectant mothers. Only five percent of hospitals are children’s hospitals, making them unique not only to children’s health care needs in the community, but across the region. Miller Children’s & Women’s is one of only eight free-standing children’s hospitals in California — treating more than 14,000 children each year — and has become a regional pediatric destination for more than 65,000 children, who need specialized care in outpatient specialty and satellite centers. With maternal-fetal medicine specialists and neonatologists available 24/7, Miller Children’s & Women’s cares for women with high-risk pregnancies and premature infants under one roof. Learn more at millerchildrens.org.
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