Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia topped the honor roll of Best Childrens Hospitals in U.S. News & World Reports annual rankings.
CHOP received high scores in all 10 specialties under consideration, as did Boston Childrens Hospital, which finished a close second. Cincinnati Childrens 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 Childrens 19 and Cincinnati Childrens 16.
The rest of the top 10 included Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, St. Louis Childrens Hospital-Washington University, Childrens Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago, Johns Hopkins Childrens Center in Baltimore and Childrens 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 hospitals care-related resources, which together made up one of four broad components of a hospitals score along with clinical outcomes, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and reputational survey responses by pediatric specialists and subspecialists.
Read a breakdown of the rankings by specialty: http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings.
Read more about the methodology: www.usnews.com/pubfiles/BCH_Final_Methodology.pdf.