According to Parents magazine, the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor is one of the nation's top-rated pediatric care facilities. The magazine released its "10 Best Children's Hospitals" list today, and ranked C.S. Mott eighth overall in the United States across a range of criteria.
C.S. Mott earned special mention for an autotransplantation procedure, in which a medical team repaired an injured teenage boy's liver after having removed it from his body, and then reinserted the organ. It was the first success of its kind in a trauma case. The magazine calls out "more genius ideas" and "hospital attributes" in its breakdown of each facility. Highlights for C.S. Mott include gene therapy for children with muscular dystrophy, 10 or more experimental cancer studies, and a survival rate of more than 85% for what are deemed "tricky heart surgeries."
In a February 4 article on the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) website, Ora H. Pescovitz, M.D., executive vice president for medical affairs at the university and chief executive officer of UMHS, is quoted as saying, "I am incredibly proud of our talented faculty and staff who discover and deliver the best and most advanced care for children – this honor belongs to them."
Read the complete 10 Best Children's Hospitals list from Parents magazine. Learn more about C.S. Mott Children's Hospital on its website, on Facebook and Twitter, and on its "Hail to the Little Victors" blog.