The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Earns More #1 Rankings Than Any Other Hospital in the Nation on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital List
PHILADELPHIA, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Ranking number one in six of 10 specialties, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has more #1 rankings than any other children’s hospital in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital survey. CHOP ranked first in Cancer, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology, Urology; second in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Nephrology and Neurology and Neurosurgery, and fourth in Neonatology.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has again tied for the number one ranking overall on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals.
“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 CHOP’s rankings please visit: http://www.chop.edu/about/best-in-the-nation/us-news-world-report.html
The full rankings and methodology are available at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals. The rankings will also be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, which will be available in August.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 516-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.
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