x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Children’s hospital that is home to Sheikh Zayed Institute ranked as one of the best in US

The Children’s National Medical Centre in Washington, DC, made it into the top ratings for the fourth year in a row.

The Children’s National Medical Centre which houses the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington DC was voted one of the top hospitals in the US. Andrew Councill for The National
The Children’s National Medical Centre which houses the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington DC was voted one of the top hospitals in the US. Andrew Councill for The National

WASHINGTON // The US hospital that houses the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation has been ranked among the top children’s units in the country.

The Children’s National Medical Centre in Washington, DC, made it into the top ratings for the fourth year in a row, the state news agency, Wam reported.

US News and World Report ranked the top 50 paediatric hospitals. Six children’s national specialities appeared in the top 15 – cancer, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and urology.

Children’s National ranked in the top 10 for neonatology for the seventh consecutive year. It also was one of a few hospitals to rank in all 10 specialities. Judges considered reputation, outcome and other factors, like nursing care and advanced technology, the hospital said.

The ranking is a testament to the hospital team’s “excellent work” and dedication to delivering the highest quality health care to children regionally, nationally and internationally, said Dr Kurt Newman, president of the hospital.

The Sheikh Zayed institute supports paediatric surgery and was established in 2009 through a Dh551 million gift from Abu Dhabi Government.

The hospital ranked ninth in neonatal care, 12th in both cancer and gastroenterology and gastrointestinal care, 13th in neurology and neurosurgery, 14th in nephrology and 15th in urology, according to US News and World Report.

It also ranked 24th in orthopaedics, 29th in cardiology and heart surgery, 29th in pulmonology and 50th in diabetes and endocrinology.

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