Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital Named a “Best Children’s Hospital” for 14th Consecutive Year

06.15.2021 Atrium Health News | Levine Children's

Levine Children’s Hospital Ranked Among Top 50 in Eight Pediatric Specialties

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 15, 2021 – For the 14th consecutive year, Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of U.S. News & World Report’s best places to care for children. This year, the hospital is ranked among the top 50 in the country in eight pediatric specialties and remains the only children’s hospital in Charlotte to be given this prominent distinction.

“It’s incredible to think that although Levine Children’s Hospital only opened its doors to our community nearly 14 years ago, no otherchildren’shospital in the region has accomplished nearly as much as we have in such a short period of time,” said Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health. “This recognition is a true testament to the mountains moved and milestones reached by our amazing and hardworking teammates. Every day, they are not only providing world-class care to our smallest of patients and their families, but doing so with a warm and special touch – and that is what sets Atrium Health apart from all the rest.”

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings are considered the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. Rankings are determined based on key clinical data from nearly 200 medical centers, through a detailed survey that looks at measures such as reputation, patient and family satisfaction, patient safety and outcomes, infection prevention and compliance with best practices. 

The eight specialties that Levine Children’s Hospital received a top 50 ranking in are:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Neonatology 
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery

“To be nationally recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals providing the best medical care is a tribute to our dedicated team of doctors, nurses and specialists who go above and beyond for our patients and their families each and every day,” said Dr. Stacy Nicholson, president of Atrium Health Levine Children’s. “As Levine Children’s continues to grow with new, innovative technologies and therapies and achieve medical milestones, we will continue to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing for more families and remain committed to providing the best care to each child that walks through our hospital doors.” 

Since opening its doors in 2007, Levine Children’s Hospital specialty care teams have fulfilled its commitment to providing the highest quality care, in the most compassionate way, to more than 130,000 patients across 48 states and more than a dozen foreign countries. With a shared vision to expand and improve care available to patients, Levine Children’s Hospital has been recognized for outstanding clinical care and milestones, including: 

  • Creating the largest pediatric dialysis center in the Carolinas and the largest Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the area, with the highest level of expert care for families.
  • Serving as home to a national consortium dedicated to finding a cure for pediatric cancer and the region’s only phase 1 clinical trial program.
  • Launching the only pediatric heart surgery program in the region, which has successfully transplanted more than 100 pediatric patients, to date.
  • Establishing the region’s first and only accredited cystic fibrosis center and the region’s only orthopedic congenital hand program.
  • Serving as the first team in the Charlotte region to offer a new, FDA-approved therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in children and teens.
  • Forming the largest team of pediatric epilepsy providers in the area with state-of-the-art technologies and the largest pediatric neurosurgery team in the Southeast.

“Each year we focus on measurable ways to close gaps and improve the value we bring to our patients and their families,” said Callie Dobbins, facility executive of Levine Children’s Hospital, the ambulatory and medical group vice president at Levine Children’s and a registered nurse. “This past year is no exception, despite the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic brought to our patients and care teams. Through dedication and resiliency, we achieved incredible medical milestones and clinical achievements, providing families peace of mind their children are in the best hands, receiving the best care at Levine Children’s.”

In addition to more than 30 specialty clinical programs, the families cared for by Atrium Health Levine Children’s have access to an entire network of children’s services, including the area’s only Level I pediatric trauma center in the region. With over 150 pediatricians across North Carolina and South Carolina, families across the region have immediate access to best-in-class primary care, with a direct line to Levine Children’s Hospital should a child need the specialized level of care available there. 

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For survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure and patient volume, availability of programs for specific illnesses and conditions, and for the full rankings, visit Best Children’s Hospitals

About Atrium Health

Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with nearly 70,000 teammates serving patients at 37 hospitals and more than 1,350 care locations. It provides care under the Wake Forest Baptist Health name in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, region and Atrium Health Navicent in Georgia. Atrium Health is renowned for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. A recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, Wake Forest School of Medicineis the academic core of the enterprise, including Wake Forest Innovations, which is advancing new medical technologies and biomedical discoveries. Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home. Ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for cancer treatment and in eight pediatric specialties, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize and was the recipient of the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, providing more than $2 billion per year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.