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Inova Children’s Hospital Ranks 44th in Neonatology in U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals

Washington, D.C. – June 27, 2017 – U.S. News & World Report has ranked Inova Children’s Hospital in one specialty in the new 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today.

Inova Children’s Hospital ranked 44th in Neonatology.

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric centers.

The 11th annual rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

“Inova Children’s Hospital is proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the top in the nation for the fifth year in a row,” said David Ascher, MD, Chairman of Inova Children’s Hospital. “I would like to congratulate all of the dedicated physicians, nurses and support staff of our NICU that provide exceptional care for our smallest patients. This recognition is because of them and the great work that they do, every single day.”

“The pediatric centers we rank in Best Children’s Hospitals deliver exceptionally high-quality care and deserve to be recognized for their commitment,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Children with life-threatening illnesses or rare conditions need the state-of-the-art services and expertise these hospitals provide every day.”

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and compliance with “best practices.”

Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure and patient volume, availability of programs for particular illnesses and conditions and much more can be viewed on

This year’s rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook and available on newsstands September 12. Visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the complete rankings and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact: Tracy Connell,

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  1. Micheal. R.T(R) on June 29, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Congrats to all the dedicated and hard working staff. I believe Inova has the best staff, the NICU team and supporting staff are all exceptional hard working team . (Its a honor to be part of this team )

  2. Micheal. R.T(R) on June 29, 2017 at 12:24 pm


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