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CHOP Tops Honor Roll for Best U.S. Hospitals
limjr [at] email.chop.edu (By Jillian Rose Lim)
U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia one of the top children’s hospitals in the United States, placing us at second place on their 2020-21 Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. Since 2009, CHOP has secured a place on this list, which provides families with an answer to the all-important question of which hospitals are best prepared to care for the sickest children.
In each of the 10 specialty areas, CHOP ranked among the top seven programs, and six of our specialties are listed at first, second, or third place: Our Divisions of Oncology, Endocrinology and Diabetes, and Orthopaedics all ranked at No. 1. Our Division of Pulmonary Medicine ranked at No. 2. And finally, our Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition ranked at No. 3.
As many clinicians at CHOP also conduct breakthrough research alongside caring for their patients, we could not be prouder. In fact, a number of clinicians in these top-ranking departments lead Frontier Programs, trail-blazing initiatives at CHOP that seek to fast-track visionary research from the bench to the bedside.
For example, within the Division of Oncology, the Cancer Immunotherapy Program works toward novel immunotherapies for children with rare and hard-to-treat cancers.
Within the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, the Advancement of Hyperinsulinism Care and Research program focuses on the innovation of personalized medicine, and the Pediatric Thyroid Center furthers our understanding of the molecular landscape of thyroid cancer.
Within the Department of Orthopaedics, the Minds Matter Concussion Care program develops and studies novel tests to assess concussion susceptibility, as well as diagnostic tools to objectively phenotype concussions. The Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome develops novel imaging and new devices to care for children with complex skeletal conditions resulting in a small chest cavity.
Madeline Bell, CEO and President of CHOP, expressed her sentiments about this year’s rankings. “As we navigate the new realities of healthcare in a COVID-19 environment, one thing remains constant: our unwavering dedication to excellence and relentless sense of improvement,” Bell said. “Now more than ever, each of us plays a vital role in serving the needs of our patients and families and working to make CHOP the destination of choice for all children.”
Our continued success as a nationally recognized institution begins with the remarkable faculty and staff at CHOP and the Research Institute. We extend a big thank you to these individuals, who ensure top-notch care for patients of today through their extensive clinical expertise, and positive outcomes for children of tomorrow through cutting-edge, breakthrough research.