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Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital Named Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Third consecutive year that the region’s premiere pediatric hospital ranks in multiple categories

 “We are extremely proud to be recognized as one of the premier pediatric hospitals in the country and provide outstanding care and support to our patients and their families.”

Leonard G. Feld, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Chairman Pediatrics
Levine Children’s Hospital

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 10, 2014 - Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital was once again listed among the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report when the 2014-2015 rankings were unveiled today. This is the fifth consecutive year the Levine Children’s Hospital has been ranked and the third consecutive year with rankings in multiple categories.

For 2014-2015, Levine Children’s Hospital is ranked in the following specialties:

  • Nephrology (19th)
  • Cancer (36th)
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery (36th)
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (39th)
  • Orthopedics (47th)

“This national honor is a testament to our dedication of providing the highest level of quality pediatric care,” said Leonard G. Feld, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Senior Medical Director and Chairman of Pediatrics at Levine Children’s Hospital. “We are extremely proud to be recognized as one of the premier pediatric hospitals in the country and provide outstanding care and support to our patients and their families.”

U.S. News & World Report introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings offer families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level. Only 50 hospitals across the country are qualified for this recognition.

“Even though we are one of the newest children’s hospitals in the country, our clinical offerings are among the best in the nation and these rankings demonstrate our outstanding outcomes, expert staff, expanded scope of services and overall care for our patients,” said Callie Dobbins, Vice President, Facility Executive for Levine Children’s Hospital.

Since opening in 2007, Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital continues to be the largest children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. with comprehensive pediatric services in more than 30 pediatric subspecialty areas, and includes:

  • Inpatient general pediatrics
  • Intensive care services for pediatric and neonatal patients
  • The only Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities accredited inpatient pediatric rehabilitative care in North Carolina, which includes 13 rehabilitation beds
  • Outpatient services focusing on subspecialty ambulatory care and procedural services
  • Emergency care, with a dedicated pediatric Emergency Department open 24/7

U.S. News & World Report rankings are determined by outcomes, available resources and reputation among physicians with three-quarters of each hospital’s score being determined through an analysis of patient outcomes and data on the structural resources each hospital has for pediatric care. To gather data, U.S. News & World Report used two surveys: a clinical questionnaire sent to 179 pediatric hospitals and, for the reputational assessment, a survey of 150 pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty.

Full rankings can be found on the U.S. News & World Report website. 

About Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas HealthCare System (, one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Carolinas HealthCare System works to enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its communities through high quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.