The 11th annual rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
“We are honored to be so highly ranked in the U.S. News ranking, and to be in the company of other leading children’s hospitals,” said Madeline Bell, president and chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “It takes the ongoing expertise of everyone at CHOP to help make breakthroughs happen every day for our patients and their families,” Bell said.
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.” Surgical success rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure and patient volume, availability of programs for particular illnesses and conditions and much more were components of the survey.
Each of the 187 facilities surveyed for the 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings is either a freestanding children’s hospital or a “hospital within a hospital” – a large, essentially autonomous multidisciplinary pediatric department within a major medical center. Most are members of the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA). In the 2017-18 rankings, 81 of the 187 surveyed hospitals were ranked among the top 50 in at least one specialty. The 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll recognizes the 10 hospitals with the highest rankings across all specialties.
About Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals, and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 546-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu
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