The University Record, January 22, 2001

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Praise for Mott’s partners

We are proud that C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has been named to Child magazine’s first list of the 10 Best Children’s Hospitals in the United States (The University Record, Jan. 15, 2001).

Child magazine’s exclusive survey scored children’s hospitals according to such criteria as the quality of doctors and nurses, survival rates for common childhood cancers and research funding levels.

Featured among Mott’s strong points was our internationally recognized success in treating congenital heart conditions and rare heart syndromes and performing pediatric heart transplants. Also noted was the University’s development of ECMO, which provides temporary heart and lung assistance, as well as such innovative programs as the Craniofacial Anomalies Program and our “top-notch” pediatric trauma center.

We are honored by this enthusiastic recognition of our dedication to advancing pediatric medicine in an environment that puts patients and families first. We appreciate the efforts of all of our magnificent staff, who ensure that Michigan’s children continue to receive the highest quality medical care, using the latest technological and scientific innovations.

Gilbert S. Omenn, executive vice president for medical affairs and chief executive officer, U-M Health System, and Patricia A. Warner, associate hospital director and administrator, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital