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Penn State Children's Hospital ranks among U.S. News & World Report's best

Written by Staff report, Lebanon Daily News | Jun 9, 2015 10:53 AM

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital has been ranked in eight specialties -- its most ever -- in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital ranked in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. This marks the fifth consecutive year in which Penn State Hershey has been ranked in multiple specialties. The Children's Hospital first made the Best Children's Hospitals list in 2008.

The rankings come as no surprise to parents like Valerie Hester, whose 6-year-old daughter Savannah has been treated at Penn State Hershey since age 2, when she was diagnosed with gastroparesis, a condition that does not allow the stomach to empty, according to a news release from the hospital. After several surgeries and office visits over the past four years, Savannah is wrapping up first grade and looking forward to drawing, painting and playing outside this summer.

"Their physicians and staff are like family," Valerie Hester said in the release. "Their hearts are warm to the children. They care for kids both physically and emotionally."

The U.S. News rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

The full rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings.


This article comes to us through a partnership between Lebanon Daily News and WITF.

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