Boston Children’s Hospital Ranked #1

Boston – June 21, 2016 - Boston Children’s Hospital is ranked the number one pediatric hospital on this year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals. Boston Children’s is first in more specialties than any other pediatric hospital in the nation.

Boston Children’s is first in 8 out of 10 categories: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Urology; and second in Diabetes & Endocrinology and Pulmonology.

“Our patients and families inspire us to do the best for them every single day and these rankings reflect that dedication,” says Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO. “Families look to Boston Children’s for answers and it’s our job to provide them with the very best care.”

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings help parents determine where to get the best medical care for their children. The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialties.

“Boston Children’s is a place where the most amazing stories come to life,” says Kevin Churchwell, MD, EVP Health Affairs and COO. “Without our patients, families and the entire staff, we could not reach such a level of excellence and it’s because of them that we are the only top ranked pediatric hospital in New England.”

Boston Children’s is home to the largest research program at a pediatric medical center in the world with more than 1,300 researchers working to solve the most pressing challenges in pediatric medicine today.  Making advances in stem cell, neurobiology, genetics and genomics to name just a few, the research conducted at Boston Children’s helps develop new therapies, improve patient care and drive clinical advances to new levels.  

The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on more than 1,000 clinical data points and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. Some data points analyzed include: survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume and much more can be viewed here. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1.

Amazing stories come to life at Boston Children’s — celebrations of small joys and major milestones, everyday heroes and life-changing moments. To add your story to the greatest children’s stories ever told, share your photo and testimonial on Twitter or Instagram using #ThisKidInspires. You can also learn more about Boston Children’s on our website.

Boston Children’s Hospital is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. More than 1,100 scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and 10 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children’s research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s today is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. Boston Children’s is also the pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. For more, visit our Answers blog and follow us on our social media channels: @BostonChildrens, @BCH_Innovation, Facebook and YouTube


Erin Tornatore – Boston Children’s Hospital
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