Best Children’s Hospitals: 2015 - Fusion Healthcare Staffing

Doctor-clown checkupUS News annually ranks the 184 children’s hospitals in the United States in ten specialities: Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology. The hospitals are ranked according to clinical data and reputation.  Specialists were asked where they would send the sickest children in their speciality, and those answers helped determine a hospital’s reputation.  83/184 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. There were 12 hospitals with high scores in three or more specialties and were added to the 2015-2016 Honor Roll.  Below are the top twelve hospitals on the 2015-2016 Honor Roll, with their total points; two points were awarded for ranking in the top 5% of hospitals for each specialty, and one point was awarded if the hospital was in the top 10%.

Rank- Hospital- Points


1- Boston Children’s Hospital –20

2- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia- 19

3- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center- 15

4- Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston- 12

5 –Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora –7

6 –Seattle Children’s Hospital- 7

7- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles –6

8 –Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC- 6

9- Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio- 5

10- Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. –5

11 – tie Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago –3

11 – tie Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta –3


The top children’s hospital in each speciality is as follows:

Cancer: Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Cardiology and Heart Surgery: Boston Children’s Hospital

Diabetes and Endocrinology: Boston Children’s Hospital

Gastroenterology and GI Surgery: Boston Children’s Hospital

Neonatology: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Nephrology: Boston Children’s Hospital

Neurology and Neurosurgery: Boston Children’s Hospital

Orthopedics: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Pulmonology: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Urology: Boston Children’s Hospital


Hospitals were ranked by an Index of Hospital Quality (IHQ).  IHQ is determined by three main areas: Outcomes (essentially mortality rate after 30 days admission),  Efficiency and Coordination of the Process of Care Delivery (compliance with “best practices” in the industry, as well as reputation-based surveys given to specialists for each speciality) and Resources (adequate nursing staff, availability of programs specific to medical conditions being treated, and technology available in the clinic). There were also speciality-specific considerations such as five-year survival for certain cancers and complications from specific surgeries that were used to determine some of the rankings per speciality.


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Best Children’s Hospitals: 2015