US News Names The Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH One of America's Best

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has been named one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to the 2017-18 U.S.News & World Report ranking of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. 

BMSCH is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in Urology (#39). 

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. They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric centers.

The 11th annual rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. 

“Earning this outstanding national recognition for the fifth time is the direct result of a shared commitment among our faculty and community physicians, as well as all partners on our pediatric academic health campus,” notes John Gantner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. “We are committed to providing families with the finest pediatric care and destination therapies available anywhere in the United States, directly in the heart of New Jersey.” 

The 105-bed, free-standing Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital is the focal point of a pediatric academic health campus that also features Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Child Health Institute of New Jersey, PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital and Ronald McDonald House-New Brunswick. The Embrace Kids Foundation provides generous support to many programs and services offered at BMSCH. 

“The pediatric centers we rank in Best Children’s Hospitals deliver exceptionally high-quality care and deserve to be recognized for their commitment,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Children with life-threatening illnesses or rare conditions need the state-of-the-art services and expertise these hospitals provide every day.”

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and compliance with "best practices.”
Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure and patient volume, availability of programs for particular illnesses and conditions and much more can be viewed on http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings.