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Beginning in 1990, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital list was 100 percent based on reputation only. The list was determined from a survey of pediatricians and pediatric specialists across the country asking them to identify the best children’s hospitals.
But over the years, the publication shifted to creating and developing a methodology for obtaining data directly from the hospitals as a way to incorporate metrics and quality. Since 2007, this revised process weighs a combination of outcome and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing, best practices, infection prevention, and reputation.
The Rankings Evolution
The first round of children’s hospital rankings were published as General Pediatrics. Texas Children’s Hospital was listed among the top 30 children’s centers.
Rankings in six specialties, including cancer and neonatal care, were added to the children’s hospital rankings.
A newly created Honor Roll listed the 10 children’s hospitals out of all surveyed locations that were ranked in all of the 10 standard subspecialties
Consistently ranked as a national leader, Texas Children’s is one of the few children’s hospitals to achieve the Honor Roll designation in the country, and the only hospital in Texas awarded this distinction. To qualify for the Honor Roll, a hospital must have high rankings in a minimum of three specialties.
“These rankings continue to reflect the steadfast commitment Texas Children’s has to providing the highest-quality patient care and outcomes possible for the families we serve,” says Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children’s. “The diligent efforts and enthusiasm our staff and employees display every day for Texas Children’s mission, along with our outstanding results in this survey proves we are unquestionably the best in Texas.”
2016 – 2017 U.S. News & World Report
Texas Children’s Hospital National Subspecialty Rankings
#2 Cardiology and Heart Surgery
#2 Neurology and Neurosurgery
#3 Nephrology (kidney disorders)
#6 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#11 Diabetes & Endocrinology