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MUSC Children’s Hospital ranked by U.S. News and World Report

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The Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital was ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Although the hospital didn’t make the Honor Roll of overall best pediatric hospitals, it was the only one of South Carolina’s four children’s hospitals to be ranked.

The Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital was the only one of South Carolina’s four pediatric hospitals to be ranked by U.S. News and World Report. (Photo/File)This is U.S. News’ 11th annual ranking of pediatric hospitals, which highlights the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties.

The hospital was ranked No. 11 for cardiology and heart surgery, No. 28 for nephrology, No. 36 for cancer, No. 37 for urology, No. 45 for neurology and neurosurgery, and No. 47 for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.

The hospital was not given a ranking in neonatology, diabetes and endocrinology, orthopedics or pulmonology.

“These rankings represent a steadfast commitment by our entire children’s hospital staff to delivering the highest quality pediatric care in the region,” Dr. Mark Scheurer, MUSC Children’s Hospital chief of clinical services, said in a statement. “Although each of these programs should be proud of these specific achievements, they truly reflect the collective hard work of all our teams.”

The rankings are based on measures including clinical outcomes, patient volume, infection control, adequacy of nursing staff, coordination of care delivery and compliance with best practices.

U.S. News surveyed 187 hospitals, with 82 making the top 50 in at least one specialty.

Reach Patrick Hoff at 843-849-3144.

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