CHOP ranks high on best children's hospitals list

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

U.S. News & World Report included the hospital in its 2018-19 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

Children's Hospital of Colorado, meanwhile, found itself on the honor roll for the first time this year at ninth place, pushing Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC out of the top ten.

"To have six specialties recognized nationally highlights the wide array of high-quality, advanced care for children that is available at UVA", said James Nataro, MD, PhD, MBA, physician-in-chief at UVA Children's Hospital. "Most of all, we are proud of the trust families have in our care for their children".

"OSF Children's Hospital has a long standing commitment to excellent care for children". "Dr. [Brian] Clark was fantastic, with a very comforting demeanor".

According to the U.S. News & World Report, CHW is among the top 50 in Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrine, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Pulmonary.

"As Guardians of Childhood we count on our team for the brightest medical minds, the most compassionate care, and the latest and most innovative treatment options for children, " says Joan Magruder, hospital president. The rankings offer families an array of detailed information about each hospital's performance.

To earn a spot on the top 50 list, hospitals must perform at the highest level in at least three specialty areas. Hospitals were ranked based on patient outcomes, including mortality and infection rates, clinical resources and compliance with best practices. The rankings will also be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2018 guidebook. The list details institutions which are considered to offer the best care for complex and rare conditions that children can face. Located within UVA Medical Center, UVA Children's Hospital includes 111 beds, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for infants, and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for children younger than 18.

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