The Baltimore hospital got high scores in most treatment categories: 14th in cancer; 32nd in cardiology and heart surgery; 16th in diabetes and endocrinology; 7th in gastroenterology and GI surgery; 19th in neonatology; 15th in nephrology; 3rd in neurology and neurosurgery; 30th in orthopedics; and 9th in pulmonology.
Last year, the hospital was 8th overall, but the ranking was retooled to give more weight to infection prevention and “best practices,” and less weight to hospital reputation, for example.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital is routinely ranked No. 1 by the Best Hospitals report.
The goal of ranking children’s hospitals is to give families with kids that have life-threatening or rate conditions aid in finding the best care, the publisher said.
See the rankings here.
Boston Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia tied for first place on the list. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center was 3rd, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston was 4th and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was 5th.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun