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Boston Takes #1 Spot for Best Children’s Hospital

Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaU.S. News & World Report has released its annual rankings for best children’s hospitals.  In this edition, the ninth year of the list, a total of 83 hospitals were represented in the top 50 in at least one of 10 specialties including cancer, cardiology, diabetes and neonatology.

“The rankings were built from a lengthy clinical survey sent to selected hospitals and a reputational survey sent to pediatric specialists and sub specialists,” according to U.S. News.

Twelve of the 83 hospitals had high scores in at least three specialties and were named to the “Honor Roll” of U.S. children’s hospitals.  The top five overall children’s hospitals are:

  1. Boston Children’s Hospital
  2. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  3. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  4. Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston
  5. Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora

Following are the top children’s hospitals by specialty:

Cancer: Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Cardiology & Heart Surgery: Boston Children’s Hospital

Diabetes & Endocrinology: Boston Children’s Hospital

Gastroenterology & GI Surgery: Boston Children’s Hospital

Neonatology: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Nephrology: Boston Children’s Hospital

Neurology & Neurosurgery: Boston Children’s Hospital

Orthopedics: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Pulmonology: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Urology: Boston Children’s Hospital

The full list can be seen at USN&WR.


Photo by Jeffrey M. Vinocur via Wikimedia Commons.

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