"We are proud to be named America's best hospital for children," says Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., president and chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "We take our responsibility as a leader in providing excellent patient care seriously and are committed to finding cures and treatments for children through innovative research and quality education."
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was also named the number one children's hospital in America two consecutive times by a comprehensive data-based study conducted by Child Magazine. Children's Hospital previously held the number two spot on the U.S. News &World Report list for the first 13 years the ranking was issued.
The U.S. News & World Report survey ranks specialty institutions solely by reputation among board-certified physicians randomly selected from the American Medical Association database.
"This recognition can be attributed to all the dedicated physicians, nurses and employees who tirelessly care for sick children every day and to all those involved in seeking new treatments and conducting groundbreaking research that can improve the quality of life for tomorrow's children," says Richard M. Armstrong, Jr., chairman, Board of Trustees, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
"Our ultimate mission is to cure all pediatric diseases. We conduct research that seeks to have a daily clinical impact by bringing the latest discoveries from the laboratory to the patient's bedside," says Alan R. Cohen, M.D., Physician-in-Chief and Chair, Department of Pediatrics.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the leading research and clinical facilities for children in the world, encompassing expertise in virtually every medical subspecialty. Examples include: