Washington, D.C. – June 15, 2021 – Inova Children’s Hospital, recently renamed Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital, has been recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital for Neonatology by U.S. News & World Report. Inova’s Neonatology specialty ranked #40 in the country. The hospital also ranked #3 in the Commonwealth of Virginia and #13 in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 15th year, are designed to assist patients, their families and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions.
“Inova Children’s Hospital is proud to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the country and the region,” said Steve Narang, MD, President, Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital. “We are immensely proud of our dedicated teams of physicians, nurses and support staff in our NICU who provide exceptional care for our smallest patients. This recognition is because of them and the great work that they do, every single day.”
For 2021-22, U. S. News ranked the top 50 centers in each of these 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery and urology. Debuting this year, the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings featured expanded offerings that include state rankings and multi-state regional rankings.
“When choosing a hospital for a sick child, many parents want specialized expertise, convenience and caring medical professionals,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings have always highlighted hospitals that excel in specialized care. As the pandemic continues to affect travel, finding high-quality care close to home has never been more important.”
The Best Children’s Hospitals methodology factors objective measures such as patient outcomes, including mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. To calculate the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, U.S. News gathered relevant data from children’s hospitals in early 2020 and from pediatric physicians and other healthcare organizations in 2021; because of the pandemic, data collection from children’s hospitals was not repeated in 2021.
RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm, collected and analyzed data from 118 children’s hospitals and surveyed thousands of pediatric specialists. More than 100 pediatric specialists and other experts provided input through methodology working groups.
This year’s rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2022” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469975), available in stores October 5.
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About Inova L.J Murphy Children’s Hospital
Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital is Northern Virginia’s only dedicated children’s hospital, and is located on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. The 226-bed, full service children’s hospital offers a complete range of services in more than 40 pediatric subspecialties, including one of the area’s largest heart programs with pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery. The hospital serves as the Northern Virginia’s tertiary pediatric referral center; home to its only Pediatric Level I Trauma Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Inova Children’s Hospital is part of Inova, Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider that serves more than 2 million people each year in the Washington, DC region and beyond.
Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare.
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, ranking in the top 10 nationwide among Major Teaching Hospitals. More information and statistics can be found at inova.org , inovachildrens.org and on Facebook.
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