The orthopaedic specialists at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital have earned a place on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals listing for the sixth year in a row.
In the recently-released 2014-2015 rankings, the service ranked 44th among 183 eligible pediatric centers.
“With their devotion to exemplary patient care and a commitment to providing the most comprehensive coverage possible, the pediatric orthopaedics team personifies our mission at UR Medicine,” said Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of UR Medicine. “My congratulations to the faculty and staff of Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Department of Orthopaedics for, yet again, being recognized as one of the best.”
Pediatric Orthopaedics is the only service at UR Medicine — adult or pediatric — to earn a Top 50 ranking for six consecutive years.
Golisano Children’s Hospital patient Lauren Gumtow is one of the many kids who benefit from the hospital’s innovative orthopaedic program. She is one of the first scoliosis patients in the United States to be outfitted with a special new growing rod.
The new device, installed at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital in April, can be lengthened magnetically as a child grows, and will drastically reduce the number of surgeries Lauren needs while she makes her way toward recovery.