August 8, 2019

American Family Children's Hospital ranks among best children's hospitals

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Madison, Wis. — U.S. News and World Report has ranked UW Health’s American Family Children’s Hospital as a top children’s hospital in four medical and surgical specialties, placing it among the elite children’s hospitals in the nation.

The 2019-20 top children’s hospital rankings have placed pediatric cardiology and heart surgery at 39. All of our specialties included in the top 50 are:

The national survey began with the gathering of key clinical data from nearly 200 medical centers. Factors in the rankings included clinical outcomes, patient survival, infection rates, and level and quality of hospital resources. In addition, more than 11,000 pediatric specialists were surveyed about where they would send the sickest children in their specialty.

“It is an honor to be ranked by U.S. News and World Report,” said Dr. Alan Kaplan, UW Health CEO. “But it’s just one measure of the success of American Family Children’s Hospital and the patient-centered care that we provide every day.”

American Family Children’s Hospital is a 111-bed facility with more than 80 specialty clinics and nearly 300 physicians and surgeons. The hospital includes a 26-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated pediatric imaging suite that provides low-dose imaging and a state-of-the-art hybrid catheterization/angiography suite. The hospital also provides additional expertise in complex spine surgery, epilepsy and other neurosurgical procedures, and sports medicine. American Family Children’s Hospital is a Level I pediatric trauma center and verified burn center.