U.S. News & World Report released its annual “Best Children’s Hospital” list for the 11th year in a row, and three North Texas organizations were ranked. The 82-organization list names the top pediatric care providers in the United States.
The 2017 list covers children’s medical centers that provide specialty care in 10 categories: cancer, cardiology or cardiac surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.
According to U.S. News and & World Report, it compiles rankings after gathering clinical data from nearly 200 medical centers through a survey detailing patient safety, infection prevention, and nurse staffing. Additionally, part of the hospital’s score is derived from pediatric specialists’ feedback stating “where they would send the sickest children” in a given specialty.
Here are the North Texas hospitals the made the list in each respective category, and their rank:
• Cancer: Children’s Health (No. 18)
• Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery: Children’s Health (No. 13), Cook Children’s Medical Center (No. 46)
• Endocrinology: Children’s Health (No. 18)
• Gastroenterology: Children’s Health (No. 19)
• Neonatology: Children’s Health (No. 42)
• Neurology: Children’s Health (No. 18)
• Neprology: Children’s Health (No. 17)
• Orthopedics: Children’s Health/Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital (No. 5), Cook Children’s Medical Center (No. 44)
• Pulmonology: N/A
• Urology: Children’s Health (No. 14)
Children’s Health was the most ranked North Texas hospital by the publication. President and CEO Christopher Durovich told D CEO Healthcare that “this recognition reflects our commitment to excellence in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children’s illness and injury. We thank our UT Southwestern pediatric specialists and our team members for delivering outstanding care to our patients and their families every day as we continue to make life better for children.”