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June 26, 2017

Singled Out for Clinical Excellence in Seven Specialties, CHAM Continues to Shine as one of New York’s Best Children’s Hospitals

NEW YORK (June 27, 2017) – For the tenth year in a row the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) ranks among the best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. On the just-released list of Best Children's Hospitals in the United States, CHAM places among the top 50 in Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology, Orthopedics and Urology. CHAM continues to lead the way in providing highly-sophisticated care to children and families from around the community, around the country and around the world.

“Our talented pediatric specialists and exceptional care teams at CHAM are renowned for providing high quality care to children with complex medical needs,” said Judy Aschner, M.D., physician-in-chief, CHAM, and Michael I. Cohen, M.D., university chair and professor of pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “We are delighted to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our excellent outcomes in multiple pediatric subspecialties and for delivery of advanced, evidence-based therapies and care coordination for the children under our care.”

Among the specialties ranked at CHAM:

  • Pediatric Cancer is ranked number 37 in the nation, reflecting strong quality and outcomes data, including:
    • Three times lower than the national average central line-associated bloodstream infection rates.
    • Over 90 percent of patients undergoing bone marrow transplant survive more than 100 days after therapy.
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery ranked number 30 in the nation this year, demonstrating excellent outcomes with:
    • 100 percent one year and three year survival for liver transplant patients.
    • Recognized success with complicated surgeries, including the Kasai procedure for biliary atresia and complex endoscopy procedures.
  • Orthopedics ranks number 23 – reflecting the high numbers of patients choosing CHAM for their orthopedic surgery care and the excellent outcomes produced by the team, particularly for scoliosis procedures.
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology moves up, now ranking at number 42.
  • Nephrology continues to be ranked in the top 25 year over year, this year placing at number 24.
  • Urology ranked number 41 in the nation.
  • Neonatology also recognized in top 50 for outstanding patient safety and outcomes.

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric centers. The rankings rely on clinical data and reviews generated by pediatric specialists who complete an annual survey about their peers in the field. The rankings methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and compliance with "best practices.”

For more information about CHAM, go to This year’s rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook and available on newsstands September 12. Visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the complete rankings.