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American Family Children's Hospital Ranks Among U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals

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American Family Children's Hospital Ranks Among U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals

UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital ranked in the top 50 children's hospitals in seven medical and surgical specialties in this year's U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospital rankings.

The children's hospital was named one of the top hospitals for:

For the first time in the hospital's history, cardiology and heart surgery is ranked among the best programs in the country.

Data were collected from 187 hospitals across the United States. The categories that were measured were:

  • Clinical outcomes
  • Level and quality of hospital resources
  • Technology and special services
  • Delivery of health care
  • Expert opinion among pediatric specialists

Only 81 of the 187 surveyed hospitals were ranked in the top 50 in at least one of the 10 specialties.

"We are honored to rank in seven of 10 specialties," said Jeff Poltawsky, senior vice president of American Family Children's Hospital. "The rankings reflect the strong commitment of our faculty and staff to deliver high-quality care centered around patients and families."

American Family Children's Hospital is an 87-bed facility with 80 specialty clinics and nearly 300 physicians and surgeons. The hospital includes a 14-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a dedicated pediatric imaging suite that provides ultra-low-dose imaging and a state-of-the-art hybrid catheterization/angiography suite.

Construction is underway on two existing floors of the hospital, which will result in 24 additional beds by January 2018, bringing American Family Children’s Hospital's bed count to 111. The 24 new beds include 12 additional NICU beds and 12 additional beds in the Universal Care Unit, which will gain a new epilepsy monitoring unit.


Date Published: 06/27/2017

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