The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Named One of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

BMSCH is one of only 80 children’s hospitals out of 178 surveyed nationally ranked in one or more specialties

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) has been named one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals according to the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report ranking of America's Best Children’s Hospitals officially released today.
BMSCH is one of only 80 children’s hospitals out of 178 surveyed nationally ranked in one or more specialties. It is ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation in Urology (No. 35), Pulmonology (No. 46) and Orthopedics (No. 49).
The rankings feature 50 of the nation's best children’s hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
“This recognition is clear evidence that BMSCH, along with our partners at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) and our private physicians in the community, continues to define itself as a national leader in pediatric academic medicine,” notes Stephen K. Jones, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson Health System. “Earning this national distinction is the culmination of a shared vision to build a nationally distinguished pediatric academic health campus with our partners in New Jersey that provides access to unparalleled innovative technology and treatment to children and their families close to home.”
The 105-bed, free-standing Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital is the focal point of a pediatric academic medical campus that also features UMDNJ-RWJMS’ Child Health Institute of New Jersey, PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital and Ronald McDonald House - New Brunswick.
For families of sick children, Best Children’s Hospitals provides unparalleled quality-related information in addition to rankings, including survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, and much more. Since their 2007 debut, the rankings have put an increasing emphasis on data that directly reflect hospitals’ performance over the opinions of physicians.
This year, U.S. News surveyed 178 pediatric centers to obtain hard data such as availability of key resources and ability to prevent complications and infections. The hospital survey made up 75 percent of the rankings. A separate reputational survey in which 1,500 pediatric specialists—150 in each specialty—were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty made up the remaining 25 percent.
The full rankings and methodology are available at The rankings also will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, which will be available in August.
For a referral to a physician affiliated with RWJUH, please call 1-888-MD-RWJUH.
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About The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital

The 105-bed Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital remains the focal point of New Brunswick’s growing children’s health campus, which also includes UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s (UMDNJ-RWJMS) Child Health Institute of New Jersey, PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital and Ronald McDonald House-New Brunswick. BMSCH consistently ranks in the top one percent of all children’s hospitals nationwide for patient satisfaction. BMSCH has nearly 10,000 inpatient admissions and 22,000 pediatric emergency room visits annually. From pediatric surgery, urology and cardiology to oncology, hematology and pulmonology, BMSCH benefits from the talent and expertise of specialists and intensivists affiliated with UMDNJ-RWJMS and community physician practices who provide advanced care for children of all ages.


About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a 600-bed academic medical center and the principal hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J.

RWJUH is an innovative leader in advancing state-of-the-art care. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care, from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation; cancer care; and women’s and children’s care, including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (

The hospital is a Level I Trauma Center and serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.

RWJUH has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety. It ranks among “America’s Best Hospitals,” according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2012 survey; it is the sixth consecutive year that RWJUH has achieved this prestigious ranking. Also in 2012, U.S.News & World Report ranked BMSCH among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals.” The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH among the nation's best comprehensive cancer centers. The Leapfrog Group rated RWJUH among the 50 exceptional U.S. hospitals, as published in Consumers Digest, and has given the hospital an “A” grade for safety and quality. Harvard University researchers, in a study commissioned by The Commonwealth Fund, identified RWJUH as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation for clinical quality. RWJUH is a four-time recipient of the prestigious Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence


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