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US News Names 2019-2020 Best Children's Hospitals

By HealthLeaders Media Staff  
   June 18, 2019

Boston Children's Hospital tops the coveted list as the nation's No. 1 pediatric medical center for the sixth straight year.

U.S. News & World Report today unveiled its 2019-20 Best Children's Hospitals rankings, and they look an awful lot like the U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 Children's Hospital rankings.

For the sixth straight year, Boston Children's Hospital landed in the No. 1 spot on the list's 13th annual Top 10 Honor Roll, while the remaining top pediatric hospitals mostly stood pat, or played musical chairs with one another up and down the coveted roster.

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The only newcomer to the Top 10 this year was Seattle Children's Hospital. That came at the expense of Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, which was the only hospital on last year's Top 10 list to get bumped off this year.

The list ranks the Top 50 pediatric hospitals across the nation in 10 specialties, including: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology.

The Top 10 Honor Roll scored particularly well across multiple specialties.

The 2019-20 Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll

1. Boston Children's Hospital

2. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

3. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (tie)

3. Texas Children's Hospital (tie)

5. Children's Hospital Los Angeles

6. Children's National Medical Center

7. Nationwide Children's Hospital

8. UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

9. Johns Hopkins Children's Center

10. Seattle Children's Hospital

The patient outcome metrics used to compile the list include mortality and infection rates, available clinical resources, and compliance with best practices.

The top pediatric hospitals based on specific specialties can be found here.


KEY TAKEAWAYS

The list ranks the Top 50 pediatric hospitals across the nation in 10 specialties.

The metrics used to compile the list include mortality and infection rates, available clinical resources, and compliance with best practices.

Seattle Children's Hospital cracks the magazine's coveted Honor Roll, coming in at No. 10.


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