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Five Yale New Haven Children's Hospital specialties are recognized by U.S. News & World Report

6/11/2013 - Yale New Haven Children's Hospital (YNHCH) has been ranked among the best in the nation for five of its pediatric subspecialties in the 2013-14 Best Children's Hospitals rankings, published online by U.S. News & World Report. YNHCH ranked in cancer (#31); diabetes and endocrinology (#4); gastroenterology (#25); pulmonology (#44); and urology (#37).

"We are honored to be recognized as a regional leader in advancing pediatric medical care," said George Lister, MD, physician-in-chief of YNHCH and chair of pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine. "These rankings acknowledge the deep dedication of our doctors, nurses and staff, who strive to deliver excellent and compassionate care to the children and families at YNHCH while we continue to improve access to our services across the state and region."

This is the third consecutive year that at least five YNHCH specialties are ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

"Our sustained commitment to provide the very best care for the children of this region across a broad continuum of specialty and subspecialty services is in evidence in these rankings," said Michael G. Caty, MD, surgeon-in-chief at YNHCH and chief of pediatric surgery at Yale School of Medicine. "Our physicians and staff work hard each day to offer comprehensive expertise and compassionate care to our patients and their families."

The U.S. News survey methodology combines clinical data points from 179 pediatric centers with a separate reputational score derived from a survey in which 1,500 pediatric specialists — 150 in each specialty — were asked to which hospital they would send the sickest children.

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital cares for more children than any other hospital in Connecticut and serves as one of the region's major referral centers for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of high-acuity pediatric cases, including diabetes care, complex bone disorders, hematology/oncology disorders, solid organ and stem cell transplantation, and interventional cardiology. YNHCH is also a Level 1 pediatric trauma center.

The full rankings and methodology are available at The rankings will also be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, which will be available in August.

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital (YNHCH) offers Connecticut's largest and most comprehensive array of maternity and pediatric services. With 213 beds, YNHCH includes a neonatal intensive care unit, a pediatric intensive care unit, a 24-hour pediatric emergency room and a pediatric surgery center. YNHCH, with campuses in New Haven and Bridgeport, is part of the nationally recognized Yale New Haven Hospital, a 1,541-bed not-for-profit teaching hospital affiliated with Yale School of Medicine. YNHH's York Street campus and associated ambulatory sites are Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties.