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St. Jude earns national hospital rankings

St. Jude earns national hospital rankings
Memphis – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been named the nation’s top children’s cancer hospital in the 2010-11 Best Children’s Hospital rankings published in U.S. News & World Report.
St. Jude received the best overall score summarizing quality of care. St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children and serves as an international resource to physicians and researchers.
“This recognition is an outstanding external acknowledgment for our institution, but more importantly for the dedicated St. Jude faculty and staff who devote their time, talent and lives to the young patients we see every day,” said Dr. William E. Evans, St. Jude director and CEO.
This year’s rankings were based on how well a hospital did in three areas: reputation; medical outcomes such as cancer survival; and care-related indicators of quality such as the number of patients, nursing staff and other factors.
The 2010-11 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings are posted at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals. They will also be published in the August print issue of U.S. News & World Report. In 2010, St. Jude was ranked the most trusted charity in the nation in a public survey conducted by Harris Interactive, a highly respected international polling and research firm.
WCP 6.08.10

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