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Jun 21, 2023 RWJBarnabas Health’s The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital Earns National Rankings as a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-2024

US News Best Children's Hospitals Orthopedics and Urology badges

West Orange, N.J, (June 21, 2023) – RWJBarnabas Health children’s hospitals were named among the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals for 2023 – 2024 by U.S. News & World Report. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ranked #34 nationally for orthopedics and ranked #47 for urology. The Urology ranking recognizes a four-hospital practice that is based at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital but that also provides care at three other RWJBarnabas Health hospitals – with Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, McMullen Children’s Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Additionally, BMSCH was ranked #2 in NJ and #15 in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The rankings assist parents of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses and their doctors in choosing the right hospital for them.

“RWJBarnabas Health strives to provide children and families with exceptional, family-centered pediatric care,” said Andy Anderson, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical and Quality Officer at RWJBarnabas Health and Interim Chief Medical and Quality Officer at RWJUH. “Earning these outstanding national recognitions in pediatric orthopedics and urology is the direct result of a shared commitment among our physicians, nurses and staff across our entire Children’s Health network to provide families with comprehensive and quality care.”

U.S. News, together with RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm, collected and analyzed data from 119 children’s hospitals and surveyed thousands of pediatric specialists. Children’s hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care and expert opinion among pediatric specialists.

“This national honor is the result of the strong partnerships that exist across the RWJBarnabas Health system and Rutgers to advance pediatric care in the region,” said Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Dean, Amy Murtha, MD. “Through this unique collaboration, our pediatric experts provide children and families with access to advanced research, innovation and technology to address the most complex pediatric medical conditions while increasing access to services that enhance childhood wellness.”

As New Jersey’s largest academic health system, RWJBarnabas Health, in partnership with Rutgers Health, is the state’s most comprehensive children’s health network offering an unmatched range of pediatric services, from primary care to specialized treatments and therapies. The system’s vast network of child-friendly facilities and pediatric specialists includes four acute care children’s hospitals, Children’s Specialized Hospital, a national leader in pediatric rehabilitative and long term care, and over 35 community based primary and specialty care locations across the state.

“These rankings are great news for New Jersey families, who can be assured they are receiving the highest quality care for their children close to home,” added Bill Faverzani, Senior Vice President, Children’s Services at RWJBarnabas Health. “I would like to acknowledge the hard work of the pediatric urology team, led by Dr. Joe Barone, and the pediatric orthopedics team, led by Dr. Andy Bowe, for providing outstanding care and improving the health and well-being of children across our state, as recognized by U.S. News and World Report.”

“For 17 years, U.S. News has provided comprehensive information to help parents of sick children and their doctors find the best children’s hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.

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About RWJBarnabas Health Children’s Health Network
As New Jersey’s largest academic health system, RWJBarnabas Health is the state’s most comprehensive children’s health network offering an unmatched range of pediatric services, from primary care to specialized treatments and therapies.

Our vast network of child-friendly facilities and pediatric specialists includes four acute care children’s hospitals, Children’s Specialized Hospital, a national leader in pediatric rehabilitative and long term care, and over 35 community based primary and specialty care locations across the state. Our team takes a multidisciplinary approach to each child’s unique health needs going beyond clinical interventions addressing specific care needs at the appropriate developmental, physical, emotional, and psychological levels of each child.

In partnership with Rutgers Health, RWJBarnabas Health Children’s Health network provides advanced research, teaching, social impact initiatives and outstanding care to improve the health and well-being of every child in every community. Learn more at .

About RWJBarnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering eight counties with five million people. The system includes twelve acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway and Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, three acute care children’s hospitals, Children’s Specialized Hospital with a network of outpatient pediatric rehabilitation centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, affiliated medical groups, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is among New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 38,000 employees and 9,000 physicians – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health launched an affiliation with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers' education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate, Careers and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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