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Childrens Hospital Gets top ranking
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Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera – supported by Balloons Over Ripon – has been ranked by the U.S. News and World Report magazine has been ranked best in the nation in pediatric, orthopedics, pediatric diabetes and endocrinology, pediatric gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.
The hospital is currently building a satellite to serve the northern valley in Modesto.
U.S. News launched the Best Children’s Hospital rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available, according to a press release from Children’s Hospital.
“They are the only comprehensive source of quality related information on U.S. pediatric centers,” it continued, adding that the magazine ranks the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in the nation. 
A total of 82 pediatric hospitals were ranked in at least one category of care, but the magazine didn’t list any one hospital as being best overall.
“The pediatric centers we rank in Best Children’s Hospitals deliver exceptionally high quality care and deserve to be recognized for their commitment,” U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow said in a written statement saying, “Children with life threatening illnesses or rare conditions need the state-of-the-art services and expertise these hospitals provide every day.  U.S. News and World Report has recognized what we’ve known for a long time – that our pediatric specialists and everyone here at Valley Children’s stack up with the best,” Valley Children’s president and chief executive officer Todd Suntrapak said. 
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