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Thank you for making Boston Children’s #1

The 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings were released this morning, and Boston Children’s Hospital has been named the #1 children’s hospital in the nation.

The U.S. News rankings are about more than just reputation. They’re based on four key elements — reputation, patient outcomes, patient safety and care-related factors such as the amount of nurse staffing and the breadth of patient services. They rely most heavily on outcomes — in other words, were we able to make a difference?

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U.S.News & World Report ranks Boston Children’s #1 in seven out of 10 specialities

James Mandell, MD, CEO

U.S.News & World Report ranks pediatric hospitals according to 10 individual specialties. This year we are ranked #1 in more specialties than any other pediatric hospital, including Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Urology. We are ranked #2 in Cancer, #4 in Pulmonology and #8 in Orthopedics.

As important as these rankings are to families and referring physicians, they are just as important to us, serving as an inspiration to keep striving to be the best. To be consistently listed at the top of the U.S.News rankings is a tribute to the extraordinary work our staff does on a daily basis, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank every member of the Boston Children’s community for their continued effort to work tirelessly until every child is well.

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Boston Children’s ranked #1 again

James Mandell, MD, CEO

The 2012-13 edition of U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings has been released, and we’re proud to announce that Boston Children’s Hospital is ranked #1 on the Honor Roll and in the top four of all 10 specialties ranked.

We’re ranked first in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Nephrology, and Neurology and Neurosurgery; second in Cancer, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Urology; third in Neonatology and Orthopedics; and fourth in Pulmonology.

Boston Children’s was the only hospital in New England named to the U.S.News Honor Roll.

The ranking reflects the dedication of our caregivers, researchers, staff, volunteers and referring doctors across Boston Children’s community of care, and speaks to the collective commitment to improving the quality of outcomes for each and every family that comes through our doors.

In honor of that dedication we made a brief video showcasing some of our amazing patients and staff.

We’re proud of the recognition, and of the hard-working people who earned it. If you’re proud of Boston Children’s too, please share this video on your Facebook page, through Twitter and blogs, and let the world know what being part of the Boston Children’s family means to you.

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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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