NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — On June 14, a local Louisiana hospital was recognized as a top children’s hospital.

Ochsner Hospital for Children has been named #1 in Louisiana in the new Best Children’s Hospitals for 2022 – 23 rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

According to reports Ochsner Hospital for Children was also recognized in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, pediatric gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, and pediatric orthopedics in the new rankings.

U.S. News & World Report introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on pediatric hospitals in the United States and rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. 

“To be named one of the best Children’s Hospitals in the country and the best Children’s Hospital in the state of Louisiana exemplifies our commitment to sustained excellence,” said Warner L. Thomas, President and CEO, Ochsner Health. “This incredible honor is a testament to our physicians, nurses and all our multidisciplinary care teams’ dedication to clinical excellence and passion for delivering exceptional care to our smallest patients every single day.”

Ochsner Hospital for Children offers the only pediatric heart and liver transplant program in the state, serving over 76,000 children every year with more than 150 physicians specializing in more than 30 pediatric specialties and sub-specialties.

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