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The 2013 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report once again placed Texas Children’s Hospital on the Honor Roll of best pediatric institutions. Texas Children’s is the only hospital in Texas – and the entire Southern region of the U.S. – awarded this distinction.
“We are thrilled that U.S. News has once again recognized Texas Children’s as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals,” said Texas Children’s President and CEO Mark A. Wallace. “The honor bestowed on Texas Children’s by U.S. News and our peers in the medical community only helps to reaffirm our commitment to providing the highest quality patient care, education and research for treating childhood diseases and disorders.”
In addition to ranking children’s hospitals overall, U.S. News also ranks the top 50 pediatric hospitals in each of 10 major subspecialty areas including cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; neonatology; nephrology (kidney); neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology.
This year, Texas Children’s was ranked in the top 20 for every category. High rankings in a minimum of 3 specialties also qualified Texas Children’s for the 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to only 10 children’s centers nationwide.
In 2009, U.S. News and World Report began a new system, ranking pediatric hospitals across 10 major subspecialties, as opposed to providing an overall ranking.
“Our physicians, researchers, clinicians and employees work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure kids receive the highest level of health care,” said Dr. Mark Kline, physician-in-chief of Texas Children’s Hospital and chair of the department of pediatrics at BCM. “To have U.S. News recognize the incredible service provided by our team at Texas Children’s, and those at other exemplary pediatric institutions throughout the country, is truly an honor.”
The rankings are a result of a methodology that weighed a combination of reputation, outcome and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology and credentialing, among other factors. The hospitals were judged based on a combination of opinions from pediatric specialists about the hospitals they would recommend for the sickest children and data gathered in an extensive survey of the hospitals themselves.
About Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital is committed to a community of healthy children by providing the finest pediatric patient care, education and research. Renowned worldwide for its expertise and breakthrough developments in clinical care and research, Texas Children’s is nationally ranked in all 10 subspecialties in U.S.News & World Report’s list of Best Children’s Hospitals. Texas Children’s also operates the nation’s largest primary pediatric care network, with more than 40 offices throughout the greater Houston community. Texas Children’s has embarked on a $1.5 billion expansion, Vision 2010, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, a comprehensive obstetrics facility focusing on high-risk births and a community hospital in suburban West Houston. For more information on Texas Children’s Hospital, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news from Texas Children’s Hospital by visiting the online newsroom and on Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.