Children’s topped all other hospitals in the country by ranking #1 in five of them: Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Urology and Kidney. Children’s is also the only hospital to place in the top three in all 10 specialties. The hospital ranked second in Diabetes & Endocrinology and Neonatology and third in Cancer, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary.
A hospital’s rank depended on how well it did in three areas: reputation, medical outcomes (such as cancer survival) and care-related indicators of quality (such as the number of patients, nurse staffing and availability of specialized programs). In all, 62 different hospitals ranked in at least one specialty, but only 8 hospitals ranked in all 10 specialties. The closest top ranking hospital to us is Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which ranked first in three specialties (Neonatology, Diabetes/Endocrine Disorders, and Pulmonary).