U.S. News & World Report has ranked CHOC as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in the 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. CHOC ranked in eight specialties: oncology, neonatology (“top 25”), neurology/neurosurgery, pulmonology, orthopedics, gastroenterology and GI surgery, diabetes and endocrinology (“top 25”), and urology.
The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News’s top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Based on a combination of clinical data and reputation surveys of pediatric specialists, 83 hospitals ranked in at least one specialty.
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available.
Most of each hospital’s score relied on patient outcomes and care-related resources.