June 21, 2022 | Florida, United States | By Matthew Gomez, AdventHealth

AdventHealth for Children has been recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 16th year, are designed to assist families and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions.

AdventHealth for Children was ranked among the best in the country in neonatology. [Photo: AdventHealth]

“We are extremely proud of our team for their consistent dedication to providing world-class, whole-person care for our youngest patients and their families,” said Dr. Rajan Wadhawan, senior executive officer of AdventHealth for Children and a board-certified neonatologist. “Their hard work and commitment to excellence year upon year on behalf of newborns and their families elevates our neonatology program.”

For 2022-23, U.S. News ranked the top 50 centers in each of these 10pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery and urology. For the second year, the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings featured expanded offerings that include state rankings and multi-state regional rankings.

“Choosing the right hospital for a sick child is a critical decision for many parents,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.  “The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings spotlight hospitals that excel in specialized care.”

The Best Children’s Hospitals methodology factors objective measures such as patient outcomes, including mortality and infection rates, as well as health equity and available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. To calculate the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, U.S. News gathered relevant data from children’s hospitals in early 2022 and from pediatric physicians and other health care organizations as well as available clinical resources, compliance with best practices, and efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion among patients and staff in 2022.

RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm, collected and analyzed data from 119 children’s hospitals and surveyed thousands of pediatric specialists. More than 100 pediatric specialists and other experts provided input through methodology working groups.

For more information, visit Best Children’s Hospitals.

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