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Division of Pediatric Cardiology RankingThe UAB Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Division of Pediatric Cardiology has been ranked in the top 20 children’s hospitals for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by USA News & World Report.

At number 15 out of 50 ranked pediatric cardiology programs across the country, the division is the only ranked program of its specialty in Alabama.

The division’s multidisciplinary team of specialists provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for patients with a broad array of cardiac-related diseases. The division is a leading program in pediatric heart surgery for the southeast and has had one of the best observed to expected mortality ratings in the entire country.

Specialty programs were evaluated based on an extensive data-driven review of three primary aspects of healthcare: structure, process, and outcomes. Scores combine expert opinions from pediatric specialists with performance measures across thirty categories, including:
• Specialized staff
• Commitment to best practices
• Patient support
• Clinical support services
• Availability of advanced technology
• Commitment to quality improvement

About the USA News & World Report

The USA News & World Report designs specialty rankings to help patients find highly skilled sources of inpatient care.

Written by: Nausicaa Chu