U.S. News & World Report has recognized UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital for excellence across all pediatric specialties in its 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
In three pediatric specialties — gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; nephrology; and orthopaedics — UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital placed among the top 20 children’s hospitals nationally. In the seven other specialties assessed in the annual rankings — cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; neonatology; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology and lung surgery; and urology — the hospital ranked among the top 50.
“This recognition reflects the teamwork of our dedicated physicians, nurses, therapists and many other health care professionals and volunteers who collaborate every day to change the lives of children and their families,” said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System, including UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “These rankings are a testament to their commitment to extraordinary patient care in a compassionate environment.”
The annual U.S. News Best Children’s Hospital assessment is based on clinical data and on a survey of pediatric specialists. The methodology for the rankings factors in patient outcomes, available 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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