U.S. News Ranks Golisano Children's Hospital Among the Nation's Best in Four Programs
Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is steadily moving up the list of U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospital rankings. The hospital has been listed among the nation's best hospitals for four pediatric specialties -gastroenterology, neonatology, orthopaedics and neurology/neurosurgery. The annual rankings, which are available online today and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook in August, are based on data submitted by nearly 180 pediatric institutions nationwide.
Each of the past four years, Golisano Children's Hospital has added a specialty to the U.S. News rankings, starting in 2009 with orthopaedics, which ranked #38 this year. Neonatology ranked #26; Gastroenterology, which is new to the list this year, ranked #43, and Neurology and Neurosurgery ranked #44.
"We are delighted that Golisano Children's Hospital has - again - been recognized nationally for the expert care for which we are already known regionally," said Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D., chair of URMC's Department of Pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief of Golisano Children's Hospital. "We are able to provide this top-notch care because of the collaboration among many departments within URMC, the Ronald McDonald House and the community. And because of those partnerships, we are a destination for pediatric care throughout upstate New York, which underscores, even more, the need for our new children's hospital."
Last year, Golisano Children's Hospital embarked on a $100 million campaign, which is part of the University of Rochester Medical Center's $650 million campaign and the overall $1.2 billion goal of The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester, both to make major enhancements to pediatric programs and to build a new children's hospital. The new $145-million tower, located on Crittenden Boulevard and attached to the medical center and Strong Memorial Hospital, will be eight floors and approximately 245,000 square feet of space dedicated to children and their families. The groundbreaking is planned for late summer or early fall this year with an expected opening in 2015. It is being financed through a combination of equity, loans, and a comprehensive fundraising effort.