U.S. News & World Report recently named Children’s Hospital Colorado to its 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll. This distinction is only awarded to the top 10 best children’s hospitals in the United States, making this a truly prestigious honor. The Report‘s annual rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the United States in ten separate pediatric specialties. These include cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. A higher ranking within a specialty awards more points to a hospital; the more points, the more likely a hospital is to be recognized within the Honor Roll.
Children’s Hospital Colorado received very high marks in all ten of the Report‘s ranked specialties. In fact, five of Children’s Colorado’s specialties were within the top ten; neonatology was ranked #4, cancer care was ranked #8, and diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and pulmonology all ranked #7 in the nation. Rankings rely on clinical data and an annual reputation survey of pediatric specialists. They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. This year’s rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2019” guidebook, which will be available in late September of 2018.
This hospital’s dedication to pediatric medicine is tireless and compassionate. The president and CEO, Jena Hausman, reiterated the pride felt in delivering the best possible care to every patient. She continued, saying, “We take pride in delivering the best possible care to every single child who walks through our doors. Ranking in the top 10 is a testament to our talented and compassionate pediatric specialists who this past year cared for kids from all 50 states and more than 35 countries.”
Children’s Hospital Colorado has been caring for kids of all ages since 1908. They treat and heal more children than any hospital in their seven-state region, serving as pioneers for new treatments. The research and treatment conducted at Children’s Colorado is shaping the future of pediatric medicine. We may be a bit biased, but we can’t think of a more qualified hospital to have received this honor.