Children's Hospital Colorado

Children’s Hospital Colorado Earns Prestigious Top 10 U.S. News & World Report Ranking

Children's Hospital Colorado | June 14, 2021
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For the second year in a row, Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) has been recognized as the No. 6 pediatric hospital in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report released today. Children’s Colorado is on the 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, ranked No. 1 in the state of Colorado and the region. We were ranked in all 10 specialties with seven in the top 10.

Children’s Colorado ranked top 10 in seven specialties

The nonprofit pediatric health system is the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Colorado and the surrounding 12 states. These are the seven specialties where Children’s Colorado ranked among the top 10:

·      Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, No. 1

·      Diabetes & Endocrinology, No. 4

·      Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, No. 5

·      Cardiology & Heart Surgery, No. 6

·      Urology, No. 6

·      Cancer, No. 9

·      Neurology & Neurosurgery, No. 10

An incredible achievement by hardworking teams

“It’s a truly incredible achievement, and none of it would be possible without our teams’ tireless dedication and consistency, day in, day out, year over year,” said Jena Hausmann, president and CEO of Children’s Colorado. “I could not be more proud."

Children’s Colorado ranked number one in the state and region

For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News ranked the top 50 centers in each of these 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery and urology. Debuting this year, the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings featured expanded offerings that include state rankings and multi-state regional rankings.

Rankings help parents find specialized expertise close to home

“When choosing a hospital for a sick child, many parents want specialized expertise, convenience and caring medical professionals,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “The Best Children's Hospitals rankings have always highlighted hospitals that excel in specialized care. As the pandemic continues to affect travel, finding high-quality care close to home has never been more important.”

The annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 15th year, are designed to assist patients, their families and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions.

U.S. News rankings are a comprehensive source of pediatric hospital quality

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available in consultation with their doctors and other medical professionals. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.

The Best Children's Hospitals methodology factors in objective measures such as patient outcomes, including mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. To calculate the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, U.S. News gathered relevant data from children’s hospitals in early 2020 and from pediatric physicians and other healthcare organizations in 2021; because of the pandemic, data collection from children’s hospitals was not repeated in 2021.