MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two Minnesota children’s hospitals were named among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

The media company named the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospitals and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota on its “Best Children’s Hospitals” list for the 2016.

Now in its 10th year, the list ranks children’s hospitals based on their medical specialties, including (but not limited to) cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, orthopedics and pulmonology.

For the ninth consecutive year, the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospitals made the list, ranking 41st in gastroenterology and GI surgery, 30th in neonatology, 41st in nephrology and 33rd in pulmonology.

“This accolade reflects our provider’s dedication to improving patients’ lives and I’m proud of the hard work our team has put into achieving medical excellence,” Joseph Neglia, M.D., physician-in-chief of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, said in a recent press release. “To be on this list nine times is a great honor and a testament to our care teams’ expertise.”

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota also landed on the list, ranking 49th for diabetes and endocrinology and tying for 33rd for pulmonology.

“Children’s is honored that our pulmonology program has rejoined the top 50 rankings by U.S. News, as best-in-class,” Bob Bonar, Dr.H.A, Children’s Minnesota CEO, said in a recent press release. “It’s also an exciting time for our diabetes and endocrinology program as it joins the list for the first time this year. We are extremely proud of our teams for providing excellent care and expertise to patients and families across the region.”

The rankings are based on survival rates, patient safety measures, adequacy of nurse staffing, support services, commitment to research, procedure volume and an annual survey of pediatric specialists.

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