Sliding in at the two spot
Children's Hospital Boston was again listed as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, according to U.S.News & World Report. The July 18 "America's Best Hospitals" issue relied on surveys of physicians nationwide to determine the rankings. Since the magazine began ranking hospitals 16 years ago, Children's has either been the first or second best pediatric hospital in the survey. This year, Children's is ranked second nationally and
remains the number one pediatric hospital in New England. The hospital's reputational score was 47.2 percent.
"The results of this survey are a testament to the incredible dedication and work done by the caregivers, employees and volunteers at Children's," says James Mandell, MD, president and CEO. "This ranking is more good news in a summer that has already seen us successfully move into the first phase of the new clinical building expansion and open our new satellite location, Children's Hospital Boston at Waltham."
The annual issue of the magazine ranked 176 top medical centers based on a survey of 200 randomly selected pediatricians who were asked to name the five hospitals they considered best in their specialty.
|Top 10 pediatric hospitals
| 1 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
| 2 Children's Hospital Boston
| 3 Johns Hopkins Hospital
|| 4 Texas Children's Hospital
| 5 New York-Presbyterian Univ. Hosp. of Columbia and Cornell
| 6 Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland
| 7 Children's Hospital, Denver
| 8 Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
| 9Children's National Medical Center
|10 Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford