The Children’s Hospital made Honor Roll as one of the nation’s ten best pediatric hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 edition of America ’s Best Children’s Hospitals. The publication’s Honor Roll is reserved for those hospitals that achieved ranking in all surveyed specialty areas.
In addition to its Honor Roll designation, the hospital ranked in the top 10 in six specialty areas, including cancer (10), diabetes & endocrine disorders (10), digestive disorders (5), neonatal care (8), orthopedics (8), and respiratory disorders (5).
The Children’s Hospital has been ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report every year since the inception of its rankings edition in 1993. The 2009 rankings are published online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals and will be featured in the August issue of U.S.News & World Report, available on newsstands starting July 21. Visit a photo gallery of the best children’s hospitals.
“I am exceptionally pleased that Children’s received U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll recognition, and that many of our specialty areas rank in the top ten,” said Jim Shmerling, DHA, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, The Children’s Hospital. “This honor acknowledges that we are building a future of unparalleled pediatric healthcare based on a foundation of operational and service excellence, all for the benefit of the patients and families we serve.”
The methodology used for this year’s rankings combined reputation, outcome and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing and other factors. The hospitals were judged based on opinions from pediatric specialists about the hospitals they would recommend for the sickest children and data gathered in a 65-page survey covering important medical information ranging from surgical death rates to whether pediatric anesthesiologists and other sub specialists are on the staff. A detailed description of the methodology can be found at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals .
The Children’s Hospital has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, The Children’s Hospital is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and wellbeing of children.
Continually recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, The Children’s Hospital is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states.
With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, The Children’s Hospital network of care includes its main campus, fourteen Children’s Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.