UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Shine Among Finest in 9 Pediatric Specialties Nationwide

By Suzanne Leigh | UCSF.edu | June 27, 2017

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Shine Among Finest in 9 Pediatric Specialties Nationwide

The exterior of the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco in Mission Bay. Photo by Elisabeth Fall

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, rank among the country’s best in nine specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of 187 pediatric hospitals nationwide.

The two hospitals, which affiliated in January 2014, rank best in the Bay Area in cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, and orthopedics, according to the magazine, which released the results of its report on June 27, 2017.

Jayalakshmi Ravindran examines a patient in the neonatal intensive care unit at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Priscilla Joe, MD, examines a patient in the neonatal intensive care unit at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Photo by Alain McLaughlin

The 2017-18 results mark the 11th year of the pediatric rankings report, which serve as a guide of hospitals that excel in treating the sickest children.

“We are delighted that once again UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are among those highly acclaimed hospitals listed by U.S. News,” said Mark Laret, president and chief executive officer of UCSF Health. “Validations such as these rankings are a testament to the tremendous caliber of the physicians, nurses, technicians and other health care providers and staff who are driven each day to provide the best care possible to the children and families they serve,” he said.

“I want to congratulate our physicians, the rest of our clinical team and staff for their commitment to expert and compassionate care of our patients,” said UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals President Michael Anderson, MD. “These rankings reflect the strength of our combined children’s hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco, and the world-class research that supports our programs and services.”

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