U.S. News & World Report has ranked SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in three specialties in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
Cardinal Glennon ranked 31st in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, 33rd in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, and 46th in Nephrology among all children’s hospitals in the United States. A Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, SSM Cardinal Glennon is an academic hospital affiliated with Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News’s top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Eighty-nine hospitals ranked in at least one specialty, based on a combination of clinical data and reputation with pediatric specialists.
“We are honored to have SSM Cardinal Glennon ranked in three specialties this year,” said Sherlyn Hailstone, president of SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. “It recognizes the depth and breadth of the clinical excellence provided each and every day by our extraordinary teams.”
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings open the door to an array of detailed information about each hospital’s performance.
Five-sixths of each hospital’s score relied on patient outcomes and the care-related resources each hospital makes available. To gather clinical data, U.S. News sent a clinical questionnaire to 183 pediatric hospitals. The remaining one-sixth of the score derived from a survey of 450 pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty over three years. The 4,500 physicians were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.
“SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center deserves high praise,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “We know how important it is to parents to have confidence in pediatric centers that show dedication and expertise in caring for a child facing a life-threatening, rare or demanding illness.”
Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume and much more can be viewed here and will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, which will be available in August.
About SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center is a 195-bed, not-for-profit, inpatient and outpatient pediatric medical center. SSM Cardinal Glennon serves children primarily from eastern Missouri and southern Illinois, but also treats children from across the U.S. and from countries around the world.
The medical center is home to a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, both the highest level designation. Other specialties include: cardiology, critical care, pulmonology, minimally invasive surgery, fetal surgery, hematology/oncology, sleep disorders, gastroenterology, and others.
State-wide poison control services are provided through the Missouri Poison Center. Perinatal outreach programs, sports medicine outreach and a network of specialty and emergency care programs are distributed throughout Missouri and Illinois to help fulfill a mission to provide for the health and safety of infants and children beyond the walls of the hospital.
SSM Cardinal Glennon is a teaching hospital affiliated with the Saint Louis University Schools of Medicine and Nursing as well as nine other educational institutions. Cardinal Glennon is a member of SSM Health Care, the nation’s first health care winner of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.