The broad excellence of UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is recognized in the annual Best Children’s Hospital ranking published today by U.S. News & World Report. Two pediatric specialties — nephrology and orthopaedics — placed in the top 20 nationally, and six others earned spots in the top 50.
“These rankings reflect both the outstanding care that UCLA provides to children with a wide range of conditions and UCLA’s national standing in pediatric care,” said Dr. Sherin Devaskar, physician-in-chief of UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and the Mattel Executive Endowed Chair of the department of pediatrics.
Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System, said: “This recognition of UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital is a testament to the commitment and teamwork of our skilled physicians, nurses, therapists and other health care professionals who put patients first and collaborate to provide exceptional care.”
The assessment of 189 hospitals relied on clinical data and a survey of pediatric specialists to identify the nation’s top programs in various specialties. The rankings methodology factored in patient outcomes, clinical resources and compliance with best practices
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Two leading children’s hospitals — UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, part of UCLA Health, and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, part of MemorialCare Health System — announced today their intent to form a strategic affiliation that brings together their academic, clinical and research expertise, and resources to enhance children’s health care services in Southern California. The two organizations, which share similar missions and values, plan to establish a wider geographic pediatric collaboration that strengthens and broadens their ability to offer the highest-quality, patient- and family-centered care to their respective and shared communities. In addition to working together with physicians, patients and families, the collaboration will work closely with employers, health plans, public health agencies and other organizations to offer children and families high-quality and compassionate care close to home. Read more >
Art, science and philanthropy came together May 6 for Kaleidoscope 5, a benefit for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, taking as its theme “Light: A Celebration of Discovery and Innovation.”
Presented by Harry Winston, the festive gala honored Alexandra and Sean Parker for their philanthropic leadership, Gwyneth Paltrow for her advocacy of healthy living and 12-year-old Kaiis Davis Jarrahy for his courage.
Then, at evening’s end, “Coldplay” frontman Chris Martin closed the gala with a surprise performance.
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Mattel, Inc. announced today a $50 million gift to UCLA Health that will fund an expansion of the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and help establish a world-class pediatric care center and research hub focused on improving children’s health. A committed partner for more than 20 years, Mattel has provided more than $80 million to UCLA in support of the university and health care system.
This donation from Mattel — the largest ever made to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital — enables the hospital to build a “kids-only” system of care, ensuring the child’s experience remains the No. 1 focus through facilities designed with patients and families in mind. In addition, the gift will help the hospital continually improve care and outcomes; ensure that all staff is specialized in treating children; and better integrate play and health during treatment to comfort children when they need it most.
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UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital has been recognized for excellence in all 10 specialties measured in the 2016-2017 Best Children’s Hospital rankings published by U.S. News and World Report. Two programs placed in the top 20 nationally – nephrology (8) and orthopedics (19). Also ranked were endocrinology (21), cardiology (25), gastroenterology (25), cancer (26), neurology/neurosurgery (31), urology (32), neonatology (37) and pulmonology (39).
The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News’s top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialties. Of 183 hospitals surveyed, 78 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital placed in all 10 categories. Read more »
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital is a recognized leader in pediatric surgery and an international referral center for a variety of specialized treatments. Surgeons at Mattel have pioneered the most successful techniques available for repairing pectus excavatum (or “sunken chest syndrome”) in adolescents and have led the charge against childhood obesity with novel gastric bypass surgery for extreme cases. In fact, Mattel has an entire surgical wing dedicated to patients undergoing minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries. Pediatric patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital benefit from unique technologically-advanced treatments – including robotic telemedicine. Collectively, the hospitals that comprise UCLA Health System rank among the top five health care systems in the U.S.
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