We are lucky to live in the Baltimore/Washington area with two hospitals — Children’s National Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center — which have once again been ranked among the top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
The annual U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings are a guide to hospitals that excel in treating the sickest children. The 2014-15 rankings are the eighth year of publication.
The rankings evaluate hospitals in 10 specialties, from cancer to urology. In the 2014-15 rankings, 89 hospitals were ranked among the top 50 in at least one of the 10. Hospitals with high scores in three or more specialties were named to the Honor Roll. John’s Hopkins was ranked 10th among the 10 hospitals named to the Honor Roll.
“We are delighted to have made the top 10 honor roll again this year,” said Dr. George Dover, pediatrician in chief of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. “This is a testamen — one of many — to the dedication and passion of our clinicians and staff to practice and deliver the most advanced, most sensitive and most compassionate care to our patients and their families.”
Both Johns Hopkins and Children’s National were ranked in all 10 of the specialties. Check out their rankings:
- Cancer – Children’s National 12th and Johns Hopkins 14th
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery – Children’s National 29th and Johns Hopkins 32nd
- Diabetes & Endocrinology – Johns Hopkins 16th and Children’s National 50th
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery – Johns Hopkins 7th and Children’s National 12th
- Neonatology – Children’s National 9th and Johns Hopkins 19th
- Nephrology – Children’s National 14th and Johns Hopkins 15th
- Neurology & Neurosurgery – Johns Hopkins 3rd and Children’s National 13th
- Orthopedics – Children’s National 24th and Johns Hopkins 30th
- Pulmonology – Johns Hopkins 9th and Children’s National 29th
- Urology – Childnren’s National 15th and Johns Hopkins 30th
“I’m truly honored by this distinction for the fourth consecutive year,” said Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Children’s National. “It is a testament to the excellent work provided by our entire care team, and to our dedication to delivering the highest quality healthcare to children regionally, nationally, and internationally so they may have the best chance at a bright future.”
The methodology behind this year’s rankings weighed a three-part blend of reputation, outcome and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing and other factors. The hospitals were judged based on a combination of opinions from pediatric specialists about the hospitals they would recommend for the sickest children and data gathered in a survey covering important medical information.
For complete details about the rankings, visit the U.S.News and World Report website or pick up a copy of the print edition in August.