CHOP Tops U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals List

06/5/2012

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has earned more #1 rankings than any other children's hospital in the nation on U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals survey. In addition, for the second straight year, CHOP is tied for the first spot in the best children's hospitals overall, and leads in all ten therapeutic areas measured.

Children's Hospital ranked #1 in six of ten categories measured by the survey, and ranked no lower than fourth in any specialty area. CHOP was ranked first in Cancer, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology. In Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Nephrology, and Neurology and Neurosurgery CHOP is ranked second, while in Neonatology the Hospital ranked fourth in the nation.

This is an improvement over last year's already stellar rankings, when CHOP ranked in the top four of all ten specialties. CHOP was one of only twelve hospitals to be named to the 2012-13 Best Children's Hospital's Honor Roll.

"No matter how many times we achieve the top ranking in this survey, it is always an exhilarating, inspiring and humbling experience -- and a reminder of our responsibility to constantly improve healthcare for children," said Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "I could not be prouder of our employees and the extraordinary care they provide to our patients every day. I am honored to work alongside them."

The U.S. News survey methodology combines clinical data points from 178 pediatric centers with a separate reputational score derived from a survey in which 1,500 pediatric specialists -- 150 in each specialty -- were asked to which hospital they would send the sickest children.

For more information about the U.S. News & World Report rankings, and CHOP's pediatric specialty areas, see the Hospital's page.