Children’s Nationally Ranked in Five Specialties by U.S. News & World Report
Jun 26, 2018 11:04PM
● By Alyssa McGinnis
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in five pediatric specialties in the new 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings: Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Orthopedics and Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders. This is the highest number of specialties Children’s has ranked since participating in the nationwide survey.
The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
“This recognition reflects our commitment to providing the highest quality of subspecialty care for the children and families we serve,” says Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D., Children’s President & CEO. “We are honored and humbled to be a part of this elite group, and we will continue to challenge ourselves to further improve care to benefit children.”
The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.
“The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight pediatric centers that deliver state-of-the-art medical care to children with complex conditions,” says Ben Harder, Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “Children with life-threatening or rare conditions need the level of quality care that these hospitals deliver day after day.”
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.
This year’s rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2019” guidebook, available in stores late September. For more information, visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the full rankings.