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U.S. News & World Report names Lexington Shriners Medical Center with Kentucky Children’s Hospital among best in pediatric orthopaedics

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has ranked Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington and Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH) in the new 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today.

The Lexington Shriners Medical Center, in its association with KCH, was ranked 40th in the country for pediatric orthopaedic care. While they are separate entities, they work closely together to provide seamless pediatric orthopaedic care. A staff of board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and anesthesiologists have cared for children at both institutions for over 35 years.

“The patients benefit tremendously when two excellent institutions share common values and provide advanced pediatric orthopaedic care” said Henry J. Iwinski, Jr., M.D., chief of staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington.

“This ranking reflects the dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff to the children of the Commonwealth,” said Scottie B. Day, M.D., physician in chief at KCH. “Our strong partnership with Shriners [Hospitals for Children] allows us to provide the best specialty care possible, close to home.”

The 14th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings recognizes the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology.

“We are proud to be recognized as a part of this excellent continuum of orthopaedic care with our partners at Kentucky Children’s and UK,” said Hospital Administrator Tony Lewgood. “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.’’

U.S. News & World Report 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. The rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.