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BIRMINGHAM (June 16, 2020) – Nine pediatric specialty services at Children’s of Alabama have been named among the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 2020-21.usnews_logo_2020_21.gif

Children’s ranked in the top 50 programs in the United States for:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

This is the 11th consecutive year that Children’s has been included in the rankings. The complete listing and corresponding rankings for the magazine’s 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals is online at https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings.

“To be named among the leaders in pediatric healthcare in this country is a tremendous honor. It is a testament to the dedication of our physician partners at the UAB School of Medicine and each of our employees as well as to all of the families who trust us to provide the best possible care and treatment for their children,” said Children’s CEO and President Mike Warren. “This recognition comes at a challenging time for healthcare workers everywhere, but our entire team remains committed to our mission of providing the finest pediatric health services to all children in an environment that fosters excellence in research and medical education.”

Children’s and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Departments of Pediatrics and Surgery collaborated to submit the requested information. Children’s is the primary site for pediatric clinical and educational programs for the UAB School of Medicine. Children’s has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama.

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. Children’s and UAB began participating in the pediatric rankings in 2011. The rankings offer families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level.

Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 684,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 3.5 million square feet dedicated to pediatrics, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States.