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June 16, 2015

Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Urology Care at CHAM Recognized  

NEW YORK (June 16, 2015) – Eight pediatric specialties at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) are ranked among the top 50 pediatric specialty programs in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals for 2015-2016. This marks the eighth year CHAM has been named in U.S. News' Best Children's Hospitals - the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric centers. In the 2015-2016 rankings, CHAM is recognized for excellence in twice as many specialties as last year, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, orthopedics and urology. 

The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on clinical outcomes including patient survival, infection and complication rates, as well as the level and quality of hospital resources, such as technology, special services and programs tailored to particular illnesses and conditions, directly related to patient care. In addition, pediatric specialists nationwide are asked where they would send their sickest children. 

“We are honored to be recognized by our outcomes - and our peers - as among the best hospitals in the country in eight critical pediatric specialties,” said Judy Aschner, M.D., physician-in-chief, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, professor and Michael I. Cohen, M.D., University Chair of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “Our highly-skilled and dedicated physicians and surgeons provide lifesaving care every day to children from the Bronx and beyond. We are committed to providing the highest quality care for the sickest and most vulnerable children and we are extraordinarily proud of the patient-care teams at CHAM.” 

Multidisciplinary teams focused on delivering the best outcomes in the safest environment form the backbone of CHAM’s excellence. As a result of the teams’ efforts, readmission rates for pediatric patients with diabetes have been reduced by more than 50 percent. Hospital admissions for pediatric patients with asthma and sickle cell disease have also been dramatically reduced. In addition, CHAM providers lead the country in best outcomes for some of the most complex medical and surgical procedures, including pediatric heart transplant patients (100 percent one-year survival rate) and pediatric liver transplants (100 percent three-year rate of survival). 

For more information about CHAM, go to The annual U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals rankings are a guide to hospitals that excel in treating the most acutely ill children. Access to the rankings is available here -