Jan 10, 2024 Earning Honors for Pediatric Care

US News Best Children's Hospitals designations for Orthopedics and Urology

RWJBarnabas Health's children’s hospitals rank among the nation’s best.

Reflecting their dedication to outstanding pediatric care, RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) children’s hospitals were named among the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals for 2023-2024 by U.S. News & World Report, a global leader in quality rankings.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) ranked 34th nationally for orthopedics and 47th for urology.

The urology ranking recognizes a four-hospital practice that is based at BMSCH but also provides care at three other RWJBarnabas Health hospitals: Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, McMullen Children’s Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.

BMSCH was also ranked second in New Jersey and 15th in the Mid-Atlantic region. The rankings help parents of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses and their doctors in choosing the hospital that’s best for them.

“RWJBarnabas Health strives to provide children and families with exceptional, family-centered pediatric care,” says Andy Anderson, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical and Quality Officer at RWJBH and Interim Chief Medical and Quality Officer at RWJUH. “Earning these outstanding national recognitions in pediatric orthopedics and urology is the direct result of a shared commitment among our physicians, nurses and staff across our entire Children’s Health Network to provide families with comprehensive, quality care.”

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.

“This national honor is the result of the strong partnerships that exist across the RWJBarnabas Health system and Rutgers to advance pediatric care in the region,” says Amy Murtha, MD, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Dean. “Through this unique collaboration, our pediatric experts provide children and families with access to advanced research, innovation and technology to address the most complex pediatric medical conditions while increasing access to services that enhance childhood wellness.”

A Network of Services

As New Jersey’s largest academic health system, RWJBarnabas Health, in partnership with Rutgers Health, is the state’s most comprehensive children’s health network, offering an unmatched range of pediatric services from primary care to specialized treatments and therapies.

In addition to four acute care children’s hospitals, the system’s vast network of child-friendly facilities and pediatric specialists includes Children’s Specialized Hospital, a national leader in pediatric rehabilitative and long-term care, and over 35 community-based primary and specialty care locations across the state.

“These rankings are great news for New Jersey families,” says Bill Faverzani, Senior Vice President, Children’s Services at RWJBH. “Our communities can be assured they are receiving the highest-quality care for children close to home.”

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