The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital is the Only Hospital in NJ to be Ranked in the Top 50 in Neonatology in U.S. News & World Report

June 18, 2019

The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital is the Only Hospital in NJ to be Ranked in the Top 50 in Neonatology in U.S. News & World Report
The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital is the Only Hospital in NJ to be
Ranked in the Top 50 in Neonatology in U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals
Washington, D.C. – June 18, 2019 - U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has ranked The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey 34/50 in Neonatology in the new 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today. Saint Peter’s Children’s Hospital is the only New Jersey-based hospital to be recognized in the top 50 in this category.
The 13th 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.
“We are truly honored to be among the best healthcare facilities nationwide for neonatology,” said Bipin Patel, MD, FAAP, chairman of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital.  “While no parent wants to think about having a child in the neonatal intensive care unit, we are often the destination for such specialty cases in the region. Our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides advanced technologies and treatment programs that translate to the best possible outcomes, but it is our team of specially-trained physicians, nurses and support staff that truly make the difference in patient satisfaction.”
“We are so proud of the work we do here at Saint Peter's," says Mark Hiatt, MD, director of Saint Peter’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and chief of the Division of Neonatal Medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. “As a level three unit, we take care of babies with any kind of medical or surgical problem.  Not only do we have the most sophisticated and modern technology, we have expert staff that provide the extraordinary and compassionate care for which we are renown.”
“The Best Children's Hospitals rankings were designed to help provide families seeking the best medical care for their sick child with access to the most comprehensive data available,” said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “The rankings, coupled with guidance from pediatricians, help families make better-informed decisions about where to find high-quality, compassionate care for their children when they need it most.”
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.
This year’s rankings will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469937), available in stores mid-September.
For more information, visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the full rankings and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.
About Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology with a specialized Heartburn and Reflux Center, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction surgery. The hospital offers a midwifery service and has plans to open a brand-new state-of-the-art Birth Center in Fall 2019. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate with Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit or call 732-745-8600.
About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and Civic, provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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