Orlando, FL (June 5, 2012) – Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has been ranked among America’s best children’s hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
Arnold Palmer Hospital ranked 27th in orthopedics, 31st in gastroenterology, and 47th in cardiology and heart surgery. It was the only hospital in Central Florida to be included in the rankings.
“It is a tremendous honor to be named one of the best children’s hospitals alongside other great institutions around the country,” stated John Bozard, president, Arnold Palmer Medical Center. “This accomplishment allows us to stand out from the crowd when families are looking for the very best care for their children.”
For families of sick children, Best Children’s Hospitals provides unparalleled quality-related information in addition to rankings, including survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, and much more. Since their 2007 debut, the rankings have put an increasing emphasis on data that directly reflect hospitals’ performance over the opinions of physicians.
This year, U.S. News surveyed 178 pediatric centers to obtain hard data such as availability of key resources and ability to prevent complications and infections. The hospital survey made up 75 percent of the rankings. A separate reputational survey in which 1,500 pediatric specialists—150 in each specialty—were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty made up the remaining 25 percent.
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, is a 158-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of children. Located in Orlando, Arnold Palmer Hospital provides expertise in pediatric specialtiessuch as cardiac care, craniomaxillofacial surgery, emergency and trauma care, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology and sports medicine. Visit www.arnoldpalmerhospital.com to learn more about all of our specialties.