• By Justin McClanahan, Connect Moderator

Mayo Clinic Children’s Center Ranks Among the Nation’s Best

June 21, 2016

Pediatric Patient with DoctorROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children’s Center is ranked again as one of the top performing children’s hospitals in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa area on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016–2017 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

Rankings of nearly 180 of the nation’s pediatric centers identify the top 50 in each of 10 specialties. In 2016, only 78 children’s hospitals were ranked in at least one pediatric specialty. The Mayo Clinic Children’s Center ranked among the top 50 in 8 out of 10 pediatric specialties.

“We are honored to be recognized for the quality care provided to the children and families at the Children’s Center,” says Randall Flick, M.D.,  medical director of the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center. This success is a reflection of our staff members, who strive to put the needs of the patients first every day, as well as the application of cutting-edge interventions, such as the use of proton beam therapy for childhood cancer and stem cell treatment for children with heart disease.”

MEDIA CONTACTS: Kelley Luckstein and Justin McClanahan, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

According to Dr. Flick, the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital ranking is an important measure, but not the only measure of Mayo Clinic’s performance. “Ranking in the U.S. News & World Report’s survey demonstrates the broad-based excellence and the effectiveness of the team-based approach that is the hallmark of Mayo Clinic care.”

Mayo Clinic is highly ranked for its quality and specialty care by more national assessment organizations than any other academic medical center in the nation.

“We are very proud to have our Children’s Center rank so strongly in multiple specialties,” Dr. Flick adds.

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