Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) has been recognized as the No. 7 pediatric hospital in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice. Released today, Children’s Hospital Colorado made the 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, ranked No. 1 in both the region and state of Colorado, and ranked in all 10 specialties with five in the top 10.
Top-Ranked in five specialties
The nonprofit pediatric health system is the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Colorado and in an 850-mile radius. Out of the ten recognized specialty areas, five of the Children’s Colorado specialties ranked among the top 10 including:
Ranked number one in the region
“This is a remarkable achievement, only possible thanks to our teams’ tireless dedication to improving our patients’ lives,” said Jena Hausmann, president and CEO of Children’s Colorado. “I’m proud that we’re once again ranked in the Top 10 in the nation, as well as number one in Colorado and in the region.”
U.S. News ranks the top centers in the state and region
For the 2022-23 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. For the second year, the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings featured expanded offerings that include state rankings and multi-state regional rankings.
Ranked hospitals excel in specialized care
“Choosing the right hospital for a sick child is a critical decision for many parents,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings spotlight hospitals that excel in specialized care.”
Rankings help families find the best care available
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.
How the rankings work
The Best Children's Hospitals methodology factors objective measures such as patient outcomes, including mortality and infection rates, as well as health equity and 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 2022 and from pediatric physicians and other healthcare organizations as well as available clinical resources, compliance with best practices, and efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion among patients and staff in 2022.
RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm, collected and analyzed data from 119 children’s hospitals and surveyed thousands of pediatric specialists. More than 100 pediatric specialists and other experts provided input through methodology working groups.
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