U.S. News & World Report: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital ranked among top 50 pediatric centers in 10 specialities
U.S. News and World Report released its 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings this morning and the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is listed among the top 50 hospitals in each of the 10 specialties investigated.
- Cancer: No. 46, down from No. 31 in 2011-12 and from No. 25 the year before.
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery: No. 4, down from No. 3 last year. The 2010-2011 ranking was also 4th.
- Diabetes & Endocrinology: No. 17, up from No. 22 in 2011-12 and No. 26 the year before.
- Gastroenterology: No. 37, down from No. 25 last year.
- Neonatology: No. 24, down from No. 18 last year and No. 22 in 2010-11.
- Nephrology: No. 32, down from No. 20 in 2011-12 and No. 19 in 2010-11.
- Neurology & Neurosurgery: No. 21, up from No. 27 last year.
- Orthopedics: No. 14, down from No. 13 in 2011-12 and 2010-11.
- Pulmonology: No. 34, down from No. 21 in 2011-12 and No. 22 in 2010-11.
- Urology: No. 41, down from No. 20 in 2011-12 and No. 28 in 2010-11.
Mott's cardiology and heart surgery specialty took the hospital's highest rating. According to the U-M Health System, the Mott Congenital Heart Center performs 850 operations a year and is the second-largest congenital heart program in the nation.
In December Mott and the Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital moved into a new 1.1 million square foot, $754 million facility that took more than five years to plan and build. It was the largest construction project in U-M history and officials said the move was vital to Mott staying relevant in pediatric care.
U.S. News has been ranking children's hospitals since 2007 and reworked how it calculates rankings in recent years. U.S News surveyed 178 pediatric centers this year, gathering data on patient outcomes, infection rates, surgical volume, nurse-to-patient ratio and reputation. To learn more about its formula read here.