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Connecticut Children’s urology division has ranked as a top 20 national program in the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital ranking released today. At Connecticut Children’s, our new and expanded team of urologic specialists achieved the highest ranking in the division’s history thanks to its excellent outcomes and quality patient care.

“One of the things we are most proud of is our parent-driven approach to our care and research,” said Carlos Medina, MD, Clinical Director of Urology. “We have a nationally recognized investigator serving as the Chief Data Scientist for the Consortium on Uro-lithiasis in Pediatrics. We are also achieving excellent outcomes for patients with rare diseases.  We are proud and honored by this prestigious recognition.”

U.S. News & World Report collects data from nearly 200 children’s hospitals nationwide, taking into consideration clinical outcomes, hospital resources, and delivery of healthcare. This in combination with survey results from pediatric specialists across the country is used to identify the top 50 programs for 10 different specialties.

In addition to its Top 20 urology ranking, Connecticut Children’s was also ranked in the Top 50 nationally by U.S. News & World Report in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology and Neonatal Care.

“The recognition from U.S. News & World Report is a testament to our dedicated physicians, nurses and staff who care for the sickest children while working tirelessly on advancing research and clinical outcomes at the Medical Center,” said Jim Shmerling, President & CEO at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. “We continue to expand our care network, making it easier than ever for our patient families to access the care they need, when they need it and most importantly where they need it; close to home.”