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HMH’s Children Hospitals Earn Top 50 Rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals Report

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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health is again ranked a top provider of pediatric health care in the United States. 

Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center earned top 50 rankings in the annual U.S. News’ 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals report.


The combined pediatric cancer care program at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital ranked 42 in the country, and is the only pediatric cancer program in New Jersey to rank in the top 50.  For the sixth time, the pediatric neurology and neurosurgery program at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked in the top 50 nationally. The hospitals also earned the distinction of being among The New York Daily News’ top 5 children’s hospitals in the New York Metropolitan area.

The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery and urology.

The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information about the country’s pediatric hospitals. U.S. News introduced the rankings in 2007 to help families find the best medical care available.