MSK Kids, the pediatric oncology program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has been named one of the best children’s hospitals nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Children’s Hospitals” list. MSK Kids is ranked 13th in the nation. MSK Kids has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report for the past 12 years.
U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” highlights the top 50 United States hospitals in a range of pediatric specialties, including cancer. U.S. News introduced the “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings in 2007 to help families of children with serious medical conditions find the best care available. The rankings offer families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level.
“All of us at MSK Kids are honored and proud to be recognized again as one of the top hospitals for pediatric cancer care,” said Chair of MSK Kids, Andrew Kung, MD, PhD. “For families facing a diagnosis of cancer, it is important to know that they are benefiting from the full expertise of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation. Within MSK Kids, we make sure that the care of the child and family are of equal importance to treating disease.”
MSK Kids is a center of excellence for the comprehensive treatment of children, teenagers, and young adults with cancer and blood disorders. Comprising leading experts in pediatric malignancies, immune deficiencies, and stem cell transplantation biology, our staff is dedicated to seeking novel approaches to achieving more effective outcomes while reducing or minimizing the short- and long-term effects of treatment.
“Here at MSK Kids, we have worked relentlessly to pioneer many advances in pediatric cancer over the years,” said Nina Pickett, Senior Director of MSK Kids. “We remain steadfastly committed to every child and young adult who walk through our doors with the ultimate goal of getting each of them back to being a kid as soon as possible. We are truly honored to receive this recognition.”