Jude Children's Research Hospital named nation's best for pediatric cancer

Big recognition: Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital named among top pediatrics hospitals in US

In the 2017-18 rankings, 81 of the 187 hospitals surveyed were ranked in at least one of the 10 specialties.

"This well-deserved, continued recognition is an important reminder to families, referring physicians and the region as a whole that the highest level of pediatric specialty care is available right here in central Pennsylvania", said Dr. Leslie Walker-Harding, chair of pediatrics at Penn State Children's Hospital.

In a news release, Children's Hospital president Christopher Gessner released a statement saying, in part, "It is rewarding for our physicians, nurses and support staff, who every day work together with skill and passion to provide the best care for children and adolescents with the most complex medical conditions".

Boston Children's Hospital is made up of great stories. UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital placed in all 10 specialties. They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on USA pediatric centers. It was second for the categories of cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and neonatal care, and it was third in pulmonology, which focuses on the respiratory system.

Each hospital's score is based on a variety of patient outcomes, the delivery of evidence-based processes of care, and the presence of advanced healthcare technologies and staff resources.

In addition, U.S. News ranked the top 50 pediatric medical centers in 10 specialties, including pediatric cardiology & heart surgery, pediatric diabetes & endocrinology, and pediatric orthopedics. "St. Jude is truly unique". Their responses were also combined with those from similar surveys conducted between 2015 and 2016.

Those hospitals are Boston's Children's Hospital; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Texas Children's Hospital in Houston; Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore; Children's Hospital in Los Angeles; Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio; Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and Children's National Medical Center in Washington.

The publication also listed the best hospitals for adults, as well as the best hospitals by specialty.

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg is a leader in children's health care, combining a legacy of compassionate care focused exclusively on children since 1926 with the innovation and experience of one of the world's leading health care systems.

Hackensack's children's hospital had been in the Top 50 list for several years, but had been edged out by other hospitals for the past two years.

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