For the 8th consecutive year, Carolinas Healthcare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s top facilities for children’s healthcare by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the 11th annual rankings acknowledge the top 50 pediatric facilities across 10 different pediatric specialties. Levine Children’s Hospital was honored for its excellence in multiple specialties including: Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics. The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and compliance with “best practices.”


Dr. Drew Herman, chief medical officer, presents the first award of the day to Ella Kate!

Dr. Brian Scannell performed spine surgery to correct Tobias’ severe scolosis, and now Tobias is back to breakdancing


On June 27th, Levine Children’s Hospital celebrated some of its patient’s for their role in helping achieve such a high honor. Patients received awards to represent the extraordinary feats both in and outside of the hospital. “Our number one goal is to always provide the very best care for our patients, so for those efforts to be recognized means a great deal to all of our providers and teammates,” said Dr. Drew Herman, chief medical officer of Levine Children’s Hospital. “We’re committed to always improving our work and we’ll continue to do so for the benefit of our patients and our community.” To learn more about the Levine Children’s Hospital rankings and meet some of the other patients that have benefited from the word-class care provided by Levine Children’s Hospital, please visit

Dr. Scott Wait, neurosurgeon, presents Ellie with her award

Some of the leaders and medical directors of the Levine Children’s Hospital team