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US News Ranks Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY Among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals for Sixth Consecutive Year

06/05/2012 -

NEW HYDE PARK -- For the sixth consecutive year, the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York (CCMC) has been ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in US News & World Report's 2012-13 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey. CCMC placed among the top 50 hospitals in six different pediatric specialty areas surveyed in the magazine’s annual rankings, specifically: diabetes and endocrinology; neonatalogy; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology and urology.   The hospital was ranked 16th in the nation for pediatric urology, its highest placement in the survey.

The U.S. News Rankings are based on a hospital’s reputation, medical outcomes such as death and infection rates, and care-related indicators such as patient volume, nurse staffing and availability of specialized programs. The magazine’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” edition is accessible online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.

“The US News & World Report rankings provide unparalleled, quality-related information and serve as an invaluable guide for parents looking to make decisions regarding high quality healthcare for their children,” said Kevin McGeachy, CCMC’s executive director. “Being ranked for six straight years as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals is testament to the excellent care provided by our physicians and nurses. It is one of the reasons the Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a destination hospital for children from around the world.”

To learn more about the rankings, go to: www.usnews.com.

About the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York Opened in 1983, the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) of New York is home to about 675 pediatricians, including 160 full-time physicians, and a total workforce of more than 1,200, including more than 500 nurses.

Media Contact: Michelle Pinto           
                            516-465-2649/2600          
                            mpinto@nshs.edu

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