Our reputation for excellence
In addition to posting our quality and safety data on this website, there are a number of national organizations that report our performance publicly.
For example, we have received high marks from The Leapfrog Group, a national consortium of employers that evaluates hospitals in order to make better health care purchasing decisions. In its most recent report, Children’s Hospital Boston was named one of Leapfrog’s “Top Hospitals” based on quality, safety and efficiency. We were one of only eight children’s hospitals in the country to make the list.
Children’s Hospital Boston has also been awarded Magnet status for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Only 6% of hospitals in the country have achieved this status.
Finally, in its 2010-2011 special issue, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children's Hospital Boston first in more specialties than any other children’s hospital in the nation. We are the top children’s hospital in the country for Heart and Heart Surgery, Kidney, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Urology.
We are also the only hospital in the U.S. to place in the top three in all 10 specialties. We rank second in Diabetes and Endocrinology and Neonatology and third in Cancer, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary. The U.S. News rankings are based on reputation among pediatric specialists, medical outcomes (such as cancer survival), and care-related indicators of quality (such as nurse staffing and the availability of specialized services).