According to U.S. News, the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings were introduced in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available.
The 11th annual rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the United States in 10 pediatric specialties.
The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and compliance with “best practices.”
“At CHOC Children’s, we are steadfastly committed to delivering high-quality, safe and reliable health care to our patients,” said Dr. James Cappon, CHOC’s chief quality officer. “Recognition from U.S. News of our excellence in these seven subspecialties validates our efforts, but also provides our patients and families with even more assurance of our commitment to excelling in all areas of care.”
“The pediatric centers we rank in Best Children’s Hospitals deliver exceptionally high-quality care and deserve to be recognized for their commitment,” U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow said. “Children with life-threatening illnesses or rare conditions need the state-of-the-art services and expertise these hospitals provide every day.”
- The emergency department at CHOC Children’s Hospital is one of only three emergency departments in Calif. to be named a 2017 Lantern Award recipient.
- CHOC has been recognized for its excellence in extracorporeal life support (ECLS), also known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
- Every year, CHOC Children’s physicians, nurses and staff have the privilege of caring for 250,000 children and teens from Orange County and beyond. In 2016, we broke ground on our ...