Children's Hospital Boston Ranked #1 in Cardiac and Orthopedic Care by Parents Magazine
December 29, 2008
Boston, Mass. - Children's Hospital Boston has been ranked as the top pediatric hospital in the country for cardiac and orthopedic care in Parents magazine's Best Children's Hospitals survey, released earlier today. Children's was rated second overall among the more than 100 pediatric hospitals surveyed, and was among the top five for cancer care and pulmonary medicine.
"Ranking as one of the top Children's Hospitals in the nation is a testament to the unwavering commitment to excellence of our caregivers, researchers, employees and volunteers," says James Mandell, MD, CEO of Children's Hospital Boston.
The rankings were determined through surveys of over 100 children's hospitals across the country. All surveyed hospitals are members of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). Hospitals are ranked on their responses to detailed questions about survival rates for childhood cancer, pediatric heart disease, and other critical conditions; their experience in performing certain complex procedures; the depth of the research program; safeguards to prevent medical errors; staffing ratios and quality; waiting times in the emergency department; community outreach; and services that address the emotional needs of sick children and their families.
The results will appear in the February 2009 issue of Parents, on newsstands January 13, 2009.
Children's Hospital Boston is one of the nation's premier pediatric medical centers. Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, today it is a 397-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care grounded in the values of excellence in patient care and sensitivity to the complex needs and diversity of children and families. Children's is the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, the largest provider of health care to the children of Massachusetts, and home to the world's leading pediatric research enterprise. For more information about Children's, visit:www.childrenshospital.org/newsroom.