AdventHealth for Children has been recognized as a 2023-2024 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings assist parents of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses and their doctors in choosing the right hospital for them.
AdventHealth for Children ranked best in Florida and No. 32 nationally for neonatology in the 2023-2024 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. AdventHealth for Children also ranked No. 7 in Florida and No. 17 in the Southeast.
“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 at a national level for the sixth consecutive year is a recognition of that commitment,” said Rajan Wadhawan, MD, 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.”
U.S. News, together with RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm, collected and analyzed data from 119 children’s hospitals and surveyed thousands of pediatric specialists. Children’s hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care and expert opinion among pediatric specialists.
“For 17 years, U.S. News has provided comprehensive information to help parents of sick children and their doctors find the best children’s hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.