Shriners Hospitals for Children is co-listed with St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
(ST. LOUIS) Shriners Hospitals for Children® — St. Louis has been ranked as a leader in pediatric orthopaedics by U.S. News & World Report in the 2012-2013 rankings of children's hospitals in the United States.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is co-listed as #8 in pediatric orthopaedics with St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Being ranked in the magazine's annual survey is a distinction given to only 80 children's hospitals in the United States. The U.S. News rankings feature hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties — cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California was also included in the rankings at #40 with UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
“We are proud to be recognized as a part of this excellent continuum of orthopaedic care with our partners at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine,” said Hospital Administrator John Gloss. “We are grateful that St. Louis Children’s Hospital invited us to participate in the pediatric orthopaedic portion of their survey.”
Chief of Staff Perry L. Schoenecker, M.D., said the ranking confirms that the partnership between the three entities brings the nation's best in orthopaedic care to children and families in St. Louis.
“I congratulate our physicians and staff members who consistently deliver on the promise of our mission to provide the highest quality of care to children within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment,” said Dr. Schoenecker.
Most of the physicians at Shriners Hospitals for Children are faculty members at Washington University School of Medicine, and the two organizations with St. Louis Children’s Hospital partner together to provide innovative and collaborative care for children with orthopaedic conditions.
For more information about the programs and services at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis, visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/stlouis.
The orthopaedic rankings can be viewed online at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings/orthopedics and the complete rankings can be found at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals. They will also appear in the Best Hospitals print guide published by U.S. News, available on Amazon.com in late summer.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. For more information, visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
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