When your child is sick, injured or needs surgery, you want them to see the best doctors, in the best hospital, with the best outcomes. For Northeast Florida’s pediatric patients and their families, world-class care like this is available close to home.
Year after year, Wolfson Children’s Hospital is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s top children’s hospitals in the country. U.S. News released its 2020-2021 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings this morning, and Wolfson Children’s Hospital was ranked among the 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for Diabetes & Endocrinology, Orthopedics and Urology. Services at Wolfson Children’s Hospital are provided by pediatric specialists with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville and the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville.
“This recognition is an honor, and it speaks to the innovation and dedication our medical staff and clinical team apply every day,” said Michael D. Aubin, FACHE, president of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. “We hope our U.S. News rankings reassure parents that their children are our No. 1 priority and that they’re getting outstanding medical and surgical care when they come to Wolfson Children’s.
Gary Josephson, MD, chief medical officer of Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, said, “Through the partnership with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours is proud to support excellence in patient care services, research, and educational endeavors to provide world-class care to children and their families.”
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. Their rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. This is the fifth time Wolfson Children’s has ranked among the Top 50 Children’s Hospitals for Diabetes & Endocrinology, the fourth time ranking for Urology, and the second time ranking for Orthopedics.
“Even in the midst of a pandemic, children have healthcare needs ranging from routine vaccinations to life-saving surgery and chemotherapy,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “The Best Children's Hospitals rankings are designed to help parents find quality medical care for a sick child and inform families’ conversations with pediatricians.”
The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.
While the decision of where to take a child for health care is entirely up to parents and caregivers, rankings like these empower parents to choose their child’s health care provider based on objective data about a hospital’s quality of care.