Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park in December,...

Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park in December, 2021. Credit: Jeff Bachner

A New Hyde Park-based children’s hospital was ranked second in New York State by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center, which is part of the Northwell Health network, was ranked nationally in nine pediatric specialties from the publication and is second overall in the state only to New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell in New York City which received 10 national rankings.

The 202-bed pediatric hospital was ranked sixth in the Mid-Atlantic region. The hospital only serves children and says it is New York’s largest provider of pediatric health services and largest pediatric Level 1 trauma center in the state, providing services, training and research in trauma.

The Best Hospital rankings recognizes the highest performing hospitals in the nation and by region across 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions, according to its website. Over 5,000 hospitals are evaluated each year, based on data submitted by facilities in a range of categories such as outcomes, technology, infection prevention and nursing quality.

“It’s extremely stressful and scary any time a child needs to be hospitalized,” said Michael Dowling, president and chief executive of Northwell Health, said in a news release. “Our team delivers top-flight clinical care and they provide a reassuring and safe space for our young patients and their families to heal.”

The center treats "all infants, children and adolescents, no matter their means or level of illness or complexity," according to a news release.

The publication only awards state rankings to children’s hospitals that provide multi-specialty care, which means that providers that offer single specialties, such as MSK Kids at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which is ranked nationally, did not receive a state ranking, U.S. News & World Report spokeswoman Michelle Day said in an email.

Six of Cohen Children’s Medical Center's pediatric specialties were ranked in the top 30 nationally, including: neurology/neurosurgery; pediatric urology; orthopedics; neonatology; diabetes/endocrinology; and nephrology. It also received national rankings for gastroenterology/GI surgery and pulmonology and lung surgery.

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