U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital ranked top children's hospital in state

The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is ranked as the top children's hospital in the state, and among the best in the nation, according to a highly competitive national survey released today by Child magazine.

The results of the comprehensive nine-month survey also place pediatric cardiac care at Mott among the 10 best in the country, with the specialty ranking seventh. Mott Hospital ranked No. 13 overall, up one spot from Child magazine's 2005 national survey.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have Mott recognized among some of the best hospitals in the country," says Patricia A. Warner, MPH, associate hospital director for Children's and Women's Services. "This ranking belongs to the faculty, staff and volunteers whose work has made Mott a top-notch hospital for children from Michigan and around the country."

Today's announcement builds further momentum for the U-M Health System's successful fundraising campaign for the new $523 million C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Women's Hospital building project. Already UMHS has raised $50 million of its $75 million goal for the new facility, set to be complete in 2011.

With 1.1 million square feet, the facility will provide a new and larger home for specialty services not offered anywhere else in Michigan for newborns, children and pregnant women, such as the pediatric liver transplant program, the Level I Pediatric Trauma Program, the Pediatric and Adolescent Home Ventilator Program, the Craniofacial Anomalies Program, high-risk pregnancy services and specialty gynecological services. 

Plans for the facility include 16 pediatric operating rooms, four pediatric surgical procedure rooms, four cesarean section suites, 20 rooms for antepartum or postpartum care, and 264 private inpatient beds upon opening with capacity for an additional 84 beds in the future.

Child magazine's"Best Hospitals" rankings for 2007 appear in the February 2007 issue of the magazine, on newsstands nationwide Jan. 9.

The 247-question survey - completed by 76 hospitals across the country - examines vital medical information, including survival rates, the number of complex procedures and intricate surgeries conducted, volume of research studies, efforts to reduce medical errors, and the quality and training of doctors and nurses - as well as child-friendliness, support for families and community involvement. The responses were graded to determine the best hospitals overall and the leaders in six pediatric subspecialty areas.

Readers can get their first glimpse of the rankings online at www.child.com.

 

Written by Krista Hopson

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