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Every ranking tells a story

Claire McCarthy, MD

Today at Children’s we are celebrating that U.S.News and World Report ranked us #1 in 6 out of 10 specialties they rank. We are really proud.

Every ranking tells a story. Because, really, it’s the stories that push us forward and keep us going. It’s the wheezing child who we help breathe better. It’s the child with cancer who leaves us cured. Or the struggling young parents who find support and confidence with our help. Every patient and family has a story, and we have the honor of not only hearing the story—but becoming part of it.

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Children's ranks highest in top pediatric specialities

usnewsThe results of US News and World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey, which ranks pediatric hospitals according to individual specialties, were released this morning.

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).

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