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Ranked Among the Best Children's Hospitals
in Minnesota and the Nation

University of Minnesota Amplatz Childrens Hospital provider with baby patientMINNEAPOLIS (June 5, 2012) – University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital once again takes its place among the top children’s hospitals in the country. Today, U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital among the nation’s best for the fifth consecutive year. The report recognized six medical specialties:

24th in cancer 
45th in diabetes and endocrinology 
40th in gastroenterology 
22nd in neonatology 
19th in nephrology (kidney disorders)
45th in urology  

The full rankings are available on the magazine’s website.

U.S. News surveyed 178 pediatric centers to obtain data such as availability of key resources and ability to prevent complications and infections. A separate reputational survey asked 1,500 pediatric specialists—150 in each specialty—where they would send the sickest children in their specialty.

University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital is a 96-bed facility featuring six state-of-the-art operating suites, and a dedicated pediatric emergency department. The new home of University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital opened in 2011 and provides patient- and family-centered care for children in more than 50 pediatric services.

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