News: U.S. News & World Report announces 2020-2021 best children’s hospitals

CDI Strategies - Volume 14, Issue 26

The U.S. News & World Report published the 2020-2021 list of Best Children’s Hospitals. These rankings are aimed to “help families facing complex and rare conditions find the best medical care for their children.” U.S. News says that as healthcare systems deal with the impacts and aftermath of COVID-19, they are committed to proving data-driven information and guidance to help patients, families, and caregivers understand their healthcare options.

This year’s list highlights the top 50 centers in each of 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology.

Ten hospitals earned a place on the Honor Roll, which is a distinction awarded to pediatric centers that deliver exceptionally high-quality care across multiple specialties. For the seventh year in a row, Boston Children’s Hospital was placed in the top spot on the Honor Roll. It also claimed the number one spot in four of the 10 specialties: nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology.

The Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll rankings are as follow:

  1. Boston Children’s Hospital
  2. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  3. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  4. Texas Children’s Hospital
  5. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  6. Children’s Hospital Colorado
  7. Children’s National Hospital
  8. Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  9. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  10. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

The Best Children’s Hospitals methodology factors objective measures such as patient outcomes as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.

Editor’s note: Read the full list of Best Children’s Hospitals here. To learn more about CDI in the pediatric setting, check out ACDIS’ book on the topic, Pediatric CDI: Building Blocks for Success here.

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