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Duke Children’s Hospital Maintains No. 1 Ranking in North Carolina


Sarah Avery
Sarah Avery
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DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke Children’s Hospital once again ranked among the top 50 children’s medical centers nationally and retained its position at No. 1 in North Carolina, according to this year’s annual list from U.S. News & World Report.

For the first time this year, the magazine included a regional ranking, as well, with Duke tied for No. 3 in the Southeast Region. 
“These rankings reflect the commitment, dedication and excellence of our faculty and staff,” said Ann Reed, M.D., chair of the Duke Department of Pediatrics. “We are proud that the care we provide at Duke Children’s Hospital is consistently recognized by these and other top rankings at the national, regional and state level.”

According to U.S. News, the ranking methodology reflects clinical outcomes, such as patient survival, infection rates and complications; the level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care, such as staffing, technology and special services; delivery of healthcare, such as programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices; and expert opinion among pediatric specialists.

Duke had nine clinical specialties ranked by the magazine in the top 50. The specialties with an asterisk have the highest ranking in the state or were tied for the highest ranking:

•    Cancer*
•    Cardiology and heart surgery*
•    Diabetes and endocrinology 
•    Gastroenterology and GI surgery*
•    Neonatal care*
•    Nephrology*
•    Neurology and neurosurgery*
•    Pulmonology 
•    Urology*

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