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June 16, 2020

Pediatric Cancer, Neonatology, Nephrology and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Earn Spot Among the Top 25 Programs in the Country, According to U.S. News & World Report

NEW YORK – For the 13th year in a row, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children's Hospitals in the United States.

It leads the nation as a top 25 provider of Pediatric Cancer, Neonatology, Nephrology and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery. CHAM’s Neurology & Neurosurgery both rank among the top 50 programs in the country on this year’s list.

“Children in need of complex and specialized care come to our hospital from around the block and around the globe,” said Michael D. Cabana, M.D., MPH, Physician-in-Chief at CHAM and The Michael I. Cohen, M.D., University Chair, Department of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “It is gratifying that our world-class providers and care at CHAM are recognized not only by the families who consistently return to us, but also by U.S. News & World Report. We are delighted to be on the Best Children’s Hospitals list once again.”

Pediatric Cancer, or the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Cellular Therapy at CHAM, is renowned for providing compassionate and personalized care to children with brain cancer, leukemia, solid tumors and other rare cancers. The team of clinicians, many of whom trained at leading pediatric oncology programs, are sought out for their knowledge and expertise. The division is also highly respected for its extensive research efforts, currently participating in approximately 30 active clinical trials for children with cancer.

“Our team offers advanced treatment options, novel programs and a genuine commitment to families as we help them through some of the most challenging experiences of their lives,” said David Loeb, M.D., Ph.D., chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Cellular Therapy at CHAM and Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Developmental and Molecular Biology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “Whether we are treating children with sophisticated therapies such as stem cell transplantation, or traditional chemotherapy, patients and their families can be confident that our team of doctors, surgeons, nurses, social workers and psychologists are developing a collaborative and comprehensive approach for every child’s long-term health.”

In addition to quality care and comprehensive patient and family services, the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Cellular Therapy recently relocated to a new, state-of-the-art outpatient clinic. The new space features 21 fully-equipped exam rooms, a phlebotomy suite, onsite laboratory for fast results from critical blood tests, and a procedure room enabling patients to undergo routine procedures under sedation without having to leave the clinic. The clinic is not only an efficient space, it is also beautifully decorated, making it a warm and welcoming environment for children of the Bronx, the New York City metropolitan area, and beyond.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings assess hospitals based on performance in three broad areas of quality: clinical outcomes, efficient coordination of care, and providing sufficient care-related resources tailored to particular conditions. The rankings are also based on survey responses from pediatric specialists who are asked to name up to 10 hospitals they consider best in their specialty for children with serious or difficult medical problems. Visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the full rankings. For more information about CHAM, go to http://www.cham.org.

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About Montefiore Health System Montefiore Health System is one of New York’s premier academic health systems and is a recognized leader in providing exceptional quality and personalized, accountable care to approximately three million people in communities across the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley. It is comprised of 11 hospitals, including the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and more than 200 outpatient ambulatory care sites. The advanced clinical and translational research at its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, directly informs patient care and improves outcomes. From the Montefiore-Einstein Centers of Excellence in cancer, cardiology and vascular care, pediatrics, and transplantation, to its preeminent school-based health program, Montefiore is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system providing coordinated, comprehensive care to patients and their families. For more information please visit www.montefiore.org. Follow us on Twitter and view us on Facebook and YouTube.