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Cohen, Winthrop children’s hospitals earn top-tier rankings

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park is seen on May 3, 2016. The hospital, and the Children's Medical Center at Winthrop-University Hospital, were honored by U.S. News & World Report for their high-quality medical services. Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Two Long Island children’s hospitals ranked among the nation’s best when 10 specialties were measured, U.S. News & World Report said Tuesday.

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park was ranked among the top 50 children’s hospitals in seven specialties.

The Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola achieved three top rankings.

Cohen Children’s hospital, part of Northwell Health, was 13th in urology, 29th in neonatology, 37th in gastroenterology and GI surgery, 39th in neurology and neurosurgery, 40th in both orthopedics and pulmonology and 43rd in cancer.

“Our clinical outcomes are among the best in the country,” Dr. Charles Schleien, executive director of Cohen Children’s and senior vice president and chair of pediatrics at Northwell Health, said in a statement.

This is the 10th straight year the hospital has placed among the U.S. News & World Report rankings, he said.

Winthrop, which said it has appeared on the list since 2011, was ranked 29th in diabetes and endocrinology, 50th in pulmonology and 48th in urology.

“This prestigious designation is just one example of Winthrop’s commitment to providing the very best care to pediatric patients across all clinical specialties,” Dr. Warren Rosenfeld, chairman of pediatrics, said in a statement.

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital received no top-50 rankings. A spokeswoman said the hospital “did not participate in the overall US News & World Report voluntary ranking survey.”

The rankings reflect a hospital’s reputation, how patients fare, including mortality and infection rates, and factors that affect how their care, such as the number of patients and nurses and access to specialized programs, according to Northwell’s Schleien.

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