Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Named a Best Children’s Hospital By U.S. News & World Report

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has been named a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. This is the ninth consecutive year Le Bonheur has been included in the prestigious list with recognition in eight specialties.

Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and trains more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year.

Among those specialties recognized were cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

“I am thrilled that Le Bonheur is again recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report,” said Le Bonheur President Michael Wiggins. “This honor is a sign of excellence in children’s health care and means that families can count on us to provide high quality, safe and effective care for all children who need us.”

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals list in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. These lists open the door to an array of detailed information about each hospital’s performance. The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume and much more can be viewed at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings.