Eight Yale New Haven Children’s subspecialties achieve national recognition from U.S. News & World Report

New Haven, CT—June 27, 2017– Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital has been ranked among the best in the nation for eight of its pediatric subspecialties in the 2017 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, published online by U.S. News & World Report. YNHCH ranked in cancer (#28); cardiology and heart surgery (#42); diabetes and endocrinology (#4); gastroenterology (#32); neonatology (#29); neurology and neurosurgery (#38) pulmonology (#39) and urology (#45). The rankings for cardiology and heart as well as urology are for joint programs shared with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

“We are honored to have so many of our children’s hospital specialties ranked among the best in the United States,” said Clifford Bogue, MD, physician-in-chief and chief medical officer at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) and chief, pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine. “We are especially proud that all eight of these specialties climbed in the rankings from last year, demonstrating the amazing commitment of our talented staff in providing care that continues to reach new levels. Our goal is simply to be the best we can be for the children of our region. Our growth, our quality and safety initiatives, and our commitment to recruiting and retaining top medical talent are vital to improving outcomes.” This is the highest level of recognition YNHCH has received to date.”

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital is a national leader in pediatric care with campuses in New Haven and Bridgeport. The network of seven Pediatric Specialty Centers across the region provides access to more than 35 pediatric medical, surgical and behavioral subspecialties. The centers include: West Pavilion 2, Smilow 7 and One Long Wharf in New Haven; 747 Belden Avenue in Norwalk; 5 Perryridge Road in Greenwich; 633 Middlesex Turnpike in Old Saybrook and 5520 Park Avenue in Trumbull.

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. www.ynhh.org

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