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U.S. News & World Report has named Children’s Hospital Colorado to its 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, placing Children’s Colorado among the top 10 children’s hospitals in the nation.
Of the 183 pediatric hospitals invited to participate in this year’s survey, only 11 children’s centers nationwide qualified for the Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes the centers that excel in at least three of the 10 Best Children’s Hospital specialties. Children’s Colorado ranked in all 10 pediatric specialty areas and is the only ranked children’s hospital in the multi-state region.
“The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings help parents select the best medical care for their children,” said Jena Hausmann, Children’s Hospital Colorado president and CEO. “Children’s Colorado is proud to be a leader in reimagining child health, and our focus on providing top family-centered care, exceptional outcomes and child health advocacy will not waiver. Being ranked among the best of the best reaffirms that our pediatric-focused physicians, nurses, specialists and our entire team are the best at what they do.”
Every year since 1993, U.S. News and World Report has ranked both adult and pediatric hospitals nationwide. The rankings are based on clinical data and surveys of thousands of specialists around the country. Since the inception of the rankings, Children’s Colorado has been recognized among the best in the nation.
The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Based on a combination of clinical data and reputation surveys of pediatric specialists, 78 of the 183 surveyed hospitals ranked in one or more specialties.
The methodology reflects the level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care, such as staffing, technology and special services; delivery of healthcare, such as reputation among pediatric specialists, programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices; and clinical outcomes, such as patient survival, infection rates and complications.
“The pediatric centers on the Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll show exceptional dedication and expertise, and they deserve our congratulations,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Children with life-threatening or rare conditions need the kind of care that these hospitals deliver day after day.”
The Honor Roll and rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, which will be available in August. For more information, visit Best Children’s Hospitals.