Among the Best for 12 Years Straight!

News and Announcements | July 20, 2022 | M. Scott Perry, M.D.

This past month, U.S. News & World Report once again unveiled its list of Best Children's Hospitals, ranking multiple pediatric specialties based on excellence in clinical services, outcomes, patient experience and reputation. Cook Children's was honored to have six specialties recognized this year. The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center was ranked for the 12th consecutive year among the best pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery programs in the United States. Ranked #29 for 2022-23, Cook Children's Neurosciences Center continues to grow with a focus on high quality care and exceptional patient experience with a vision to offer easily accessible, well-coordinated, comprehensive evaluation and treatment for our patients.

The Neurosciences faculty now includes 21 pediatric neurologists, 4 neurosurgeons, 4 neuropsychologists and a physiatrist providing care at our main campus in Fort Worth and 13 other sites serving North and West Texas regions and beyond. This year we added daily general neurology clinics in Lubbock while strengthening our partnership with Covenant Children's to provide inpatient neurology services. The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center features active epilepsy and movement disorders programs, a pediatric inpatient neurorehabilitation program, as well as multiple subspecialty programs treating strokes, headaches, demyelinating disorders, among others. Innovation through research continues to expand under the direction of Christos Papadelis, Ph.D., with numerous studies investigating novel imaging techniques for epilepsy and cerebral palsy, new treatments for rare genetic epilepsies, and mental health comorbidities of neurological conditions ongoing.

M. Scott Perry, M.D., Head of Neurosciences said, "I am very proud of the level of care we provide at Cook Children's. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to improving access to the highest level of care for children with diseases of the nervous system. We have only scratched the surface of what is possible. The forthcoming opening of the Institute for Mind Health will bring the highest level of comprehensive care to the kids we serve, aligning the services of Psychiatry, Psychology, Developmental Pediatrics and the existing Neurosciences Center in a one-stop collaborative care model."

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Great outcomes begin with great input. Having a medical system where every department, doctor, and care team member works together means that your child can have quick access to testing, diagnosis and treatment, and that means better outcomes now and in the future.

Contact the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children's to refer a patient: 682-885-2500.

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