LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Orthopaedic Institute for Children – the sole provider of pediatric orthopaedic care for UCLA Health & Mattel Children’s Hospital – has received its highest ranking ever in the latest independent rankings just released by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to jumping from 19th a year ago to 15th, OIC was also ranked the second-highest pediatric program in the entire UCLA Health System.
“It is wonderful and rewarding to see the incredible work of our faculty physicians, staff and volunteers recognized in this manner,” said Anthony Scaduto, M.D., president and chief executive officer of OIC. “We see their dedication and passion every day; and this ranking, when compared against other prestigious institutions nationwide, sends the clear message that OIC/UCLA is a place to work, teach, train and care for children who want the best chance possible for a happy and healthy life.”
While OIC remains an independent 501(c)(3) institution, “Our 19-year affiliation with UCLA has never been stronger,” said Dr. Scaduto.
OIC’s commitment to research and to constantly enhancing pediatric care and the patient experience has been central to the organization’s mission for more than a century. Its team of doctors, nurses, surgeons, physical therapists, rehabilitation experts and support staff provide care for children regardless of a family’s ability to pay and are “devoted to helping children grow well and play well,” said Dr. Scaduto.
Toward that end OIC is constantly exploring ways to further enhance the services it provides. Last year OIC opened Los Angeles’ first Ambulatory Surgery Center designed and built exclusively to provide orthopaedic outpatient surgical care to children. Last month OIC announced the expansion of its OIC/UCLA Center for Cerebral Palsy to the institute’s downtown Los Angeles campus. And later this year OIC will break ground on a construction project that will more than double the size of its current orthopaedic urgent care center.
U.S. News & World Report annually ranks the best children’s hospitals and programs from among 187 institutions across the nation. The rankings rely on a wide range of clinical data, including patient outcomes and use of technology. Results from reputation surveys of health care providers from across the country are also included in the ranking methodology.
About Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children, OIC receives 60,000 patient visits each year. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, we advance pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education and research. Our locations in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood and Calexico treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information, visit us at ortho-institute.org.