U.S. News: Golisano Children’s Hospital Orthopaedics among Nation’s Best

June 10, 2014

The orthopaedic specialists at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital have earned a place on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals listing for the sixth year in a row.

In the recently-released 2014-2015 rankings, the service ranked 44th among 183 eligible pediatric centers.

“With their devotion to exemplary patient care and a commitment to providing the most comprehensive coverage possible, the pediatric orthopaedics team personifies our mission at UR Medicine,” said Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of UR Medicine.  “My congratulations to the faculty and staff of Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Department of Orthopaedics for, yet again, being recognized as one of the best.”

Pediatric Orthopaedics is the only service at UR Medicine — adult or pediatric — to earn a Top 50 ranking for six consecutive years.

Among other innovative programs, the division recently made Golisano Children’s Hospital just the second hospital in the country to insert in a patient a new spinal device that drastically reduces the number of surgeries needed for patients with severe scoliosis.  The division is also well-known within the orthopaedic community for its programs for the hip, spine, and other disorders.

“We have tremendous support from other services and specialists across Golisano Children’s Hospital,” said James Sanders, M.D., chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics. “This recognition would not have been possible without the fine work of our PICU, our nurses, our pediatric hospitalists, all of the specialists at the children’s hospital, and countless other superb people in our clinic and other services.”

Pediatric orthopaedic programs were ranked by U.S. News & World Report for providing specialized treatment clinics or programs to address significant conditions.  

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