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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia tops rankings


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia topped the honor roll of Best Children’s Hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.

CHOP received high scores in all 10 specialties under consideration, as did Boston Children’s Hospital, which finished a close second. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital placed in nine specialties and finished third.

The honor roll represented the top-ranked hospitals of 110 pediatric centers that were considered based on their responses to a clinical survey. A hospital scored two points if it ranked among the highest 5% of all hospitals in a specialty and one point if it ranked in the 6%-to-10% range. CHOP had 20 points to Boston Children’s 19 and Cincinnati Children’s 16.

The rest of the top 10 included Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University, Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Hospitals with Magnet recognition as of March 1 received a point across all specialties. And nurse-patient ratio was a factor in the calculation of a hospital’s care-related resources, which together made up one of four broad components of a hospital’s score along with clinical outcomes, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and reputational survey responses by pediatric specialists and subspecialists.

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