MADISON, Wis. -

American Family Children’s Hospital is ranked in this year’s U.S. News and World Report’s top 50 pediatric hospitals in the nation, according to a release.

The hospital is ranked among the top 50 children’s hospitals in six medical and surgical specialties, according to the release.

Out of the top 50 hospitals, AFCH is ranked 24 for cancer care, 47 for diabetes/endocrinology, 37 for gastroenterology, 48 for nephrology, 36 for orthopedics and 25 for pulmonology, according to the release.

U.S. News and World Report evaluated data from 110 children’s hospitals and scored them based on outcomes, process (including reputational scores from pediatric physicians) and structure, according to the release.

“The U.S. News and World Report rankings are one tool used to assess a hospital’s performance,” said Jeff Poltawsky, vice president of the hospital, in the release.” As please as we are to be highly ranked, we know that delivering high-quality care is a daily commitment that requires constant attention. I’m happy to say that the commitment of our doctors and staff is strong and deeply embedded in our culture.”

AFCH opened in August 2007 and has recently started the “Sick Kids Can’t Wait” campaign that will add 26 critical-care beds and other services to the hospital, according to the release.

AFCH is part of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, which has also been ranked by U.S. News and World Report every year since 1993 and has been the recipient of several national safety and quality recognition honors, according to the release.