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Durham, NC -- Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center has been recognized as one of the top children's hospitals in six pediatric specialty areas according to U.S.News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Children's Hospitals.

The list includes the top 30 hospitals in 10 pediatric specialty areas: Cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, heart and heart surgery, kidney, neonatology, neurology and neurological surgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

Duke Children's Hospital was recognized in the following areas:

  • Cancer: #18
  • Neonatology: #19
  • Pulmonology: #20
  • Heart and Heart Surgery: #24
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology: #29
  • Gastroenterology: #30

For the Best Children's Hospitals 2010-11, 170 pediatric medical centers across the country completed in-depth online surveys. The rankings are based on how hospitals scored in terms of reputation, medical outcomes, and care-related indications of quality.

The full list will be published in the August issue of U.S.News & World Report, and is currently available on the U.S.News & World Report Web site.