For the third straight year, U.S. News
& World Report has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital,
the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best
children’s hospitals in the country.
Children’s, ranked in orthopedics (No. 48), stands out for its comprehensive, multidisciplinary
pediatric orthopedic program. As a Level
I Pediatric Trauma Center, Brenner Children’s has a designated inpatient unit
for pediatric and adolescent orthopedic patients; a dedicated pediatric imaging
center; a multidisciplinary musculoskeletal oncology program; a motion
laboratory (gait analysis); and seating services or wheelchair coordination clinics
for patients with neuromuscular disorders.
Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News’s top 50 U.S. pediatric
facilities in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes &
endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology,
neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
Eighty-three of the 184 surveyed hospitals were ranked in at least one
specialty, based on a combination of clinical and operational data, adherence
to best practices and reputation with pediatric specialists.
are pleased to be ranked by U.S. News as one of the best children’s hospitals in
the country for a third consecutive year,” said Katherine A. Poehling, M.D., interim
chair of pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “The ranking speaks to
our specialty in orthopedics, which is one of many pediatric services we
provide in the delivery of quality patient- and family-centered care to our
its orthopedics specialty, Brenner Children’s also offers care and treatment in
pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, and
pediatric neck and spine surgery.
News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families
find the best pediatric care available. The rankings offer an array of detailed
information about each hospital’s performance. Prior to 2007, pediatrics was listed
as a care category in the annual U.S. News Best Hospitals list in the reputational
is nothing more overwhelming for parents than finding care for a child with a
rare or life-threatening condition,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News’s health
rankings editor. “We hope the Best Children’s Hospitals provides a good
starting point for research and helps make a family’s search for the best care
for their child a little easier.”
complete rankings can be viewed on health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings.