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C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital ranks among best in the nation

Mott ranked in eight pediatric specialties in 2016 U.S. News & World Report

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the state and country, according to the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released today.

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was ranked in more pediatric specialty areas than any other children’s hospital in the state of Michigan and among just 78 hospitals nationwide ranked in at least one specialty.

Mott earned national rankings in eight categories evaluated in the report, including cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology, orthopedics, gastroenterology and GI surgery, cancer, neonatology and pulmonology.

“We are pleased to again be recognized as a top-ranked children’s hospital devoted to delivering remarkable care to children with rare and life-threatening conditions,” says Paul King, executive director of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.

“This recognition is one of many measures of the exceptional care our faculty and staff provide to children and their families every day.” 

The hospital’s highest ranking was in cardiology and heart surgery, where it was again ranked as one of the top 10 in the nation. The Mott Congenital Heart Center is an international referral center for children with complex congenital heart problems and is one of the largest congenital heart programs in the U.S.

“We are committed to high-quality, comprehensive programs that provide the best healthcare outcomes for children and strive to be a world leader in preventing, treating and eliminating pediatric disease,” says Valerie Opipari, M.D., Ravitz professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and a pediatric oncologist.

“We are thankful for the innovation, expertise and dedication of our faculty and staff that allow us to provide families with world-class care in our region and beyond.”

U.S. News 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. Rankings cover 10 pediatric specialties and rely on clinical data and an annual survey of pediatric specialists.  
About U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital: C.S. Mott moved to a new home in December 2011. The $754 million hospital features a 1.1 million square foot, 348-bed facility that is home to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, and adult and pediatric blood and marrow transplant programs. The new hospital features a 12-story inpatient tower and nine-story clinic tower, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, an on-site Ronald McDonald House, and private rooms. The hospital also offers a new and larger home for specialty services not offered anywhere else in Michigan for newborns, children and pregnant women. To learn more about C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, visit

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