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Children’s of Alabama ranked Southeast’s No. 1 pediatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Children’s of Alabama is the top pediatric hospital in the Southeast, according to a U.S. News & World Report survey released Tuesday.

The Birmingham-based pediatric acute care hospital tied for the top spot in the region in the national magazine publication’s 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospitals Survey.

In a statement, Children’s CEO and president Tom Shufflebarger praised the efforts of hospital staff in enabling the entity to land the recognition.

“We are proud of our people and programs being recognized on the national and regional levels, as we strive to provide the finest possible care to the children and families we serve,” said Shufflebarger. “This process is one of the important benchmarking activities we use at Children’s of Alabama to help us improve. I want to congratulate our employees, medical staff and many partners whose efforts made this possible in this challenging environment.”

Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranks pediatric specialty services. In this year’s rankings, Children’s scored in the top 50 nationally in all 10 services.

Ranked services are as follows:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

For 13 consecutive years, Children’s has participated and been included in the U.S. News & World Report rankings program.

Children’s and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Departments of Pediatrics and Surgery collaborated to submit the survey’s requested information, according to a release.

Children’s serves as the primary site for pediatric clinical and educational programs for the UAB School of Medicine. The hospital has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, serving Central Alabama with inpatient and outpatient services.

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

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