CHOC Children’s Ranked Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals

best-childrens-hospitals-7specsDid you hear our good news? CHOC Children’s has been ranked as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, available at CHOC ranked in seven specialties: cancer, pulmonology, neonatology, which earned a “top 20” spot, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and urology.

The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, first introduced in 2007, highlight the nation’s top 50 pediatric facilities in 10 specialties, based on a combination of clinical data and reputation. To gather clinical data, U.S. News sent a clinical questionnaire to 183 pediatric hospitals. Five-sixths of each hospital’s score relied on patient outcomes and care-related resources made available at each facility. The remaining one-sixth of the score was derived from a survey of 450 pediatric specialists and subspecialists. The physicians were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialties, setting aside location and expense.

“Every Best Children’s Hospital deserves high praise,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “We know how important it is for parents to have confidence in pediatric centers that show dedication and expertise in caring for a child facing a life-threatening, rare or demanding illness.”

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