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AdventHealth for Children ranks best for neonatology in Florida in U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals

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U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has ranked AdventHealth for Children as one of the top neonatology programs in the country in the new 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals  rankings published online today. 

AdventHealth for Children ranked No. 32 nationally and best for neonatology in Florida for a consecutive year.

The 14th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings  recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology. 

“AdventHealth for Children is committed to providing world-class, whole-person care for children and their families close to home in Central Florida. Ranking among the top 50 programs for newborn care for the third consecutive year is a recognition of that commitment,” said Dr. Rajan Wadhawan, senior executive officer of AdventHealth for Children and a board-certified neonatologist. “Our incredible team of talented physicians, nurses, other staff and volunteers — who care for more than 2,000 babies in our neonatal intensive care units each year — continue to demonstrate their compassion and unmatched skill year after year.”

“Even in the midst of a pandemic, children have healthcare needs ranging from routine vaccinations to life-saving surgery and chemotherapy,” said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “The Best Children's Hospitals rankings are designed to help parents find quality medical care for a sick child and inform families’ conversations with pediatricians.” 

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.

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