Children’s Hospital of Michigan is among the best in the country in pediatric specialties according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is nationally ranked in seven of the 10 evaluated categories: Cancer (#41), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#28), Nephrology (#41), Neurology & Neurosurgery (#23), Orthopedics (#37), Pulmonology (#38), and Urology (#17).
The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. hospitals in each of these pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Eighty-seven hospitals ranked in at least one of the 10 specialties.
“We are honored and humbled to have the Children’s Hospital of Michigan recognized again as one of America’s best hospitals for children. This would not be possible without the relentless dedication, commitment and expertise of our entire health care team who care for the children and families we serve,” says Children’s Hospital of Michigan Chief Executive Officer Herman Gray, M.D.
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings offer families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level.
Each hospital’s reputation among doctors was only a small part of what U.S. News factored into its rankings. Three-quarters of each hospital’s score was determined through an analysis of patient outcomes and data on the structural resources each hospital has for pediatric care. To gather data, U.S. News used two surveys: a clinical questionnaire sent to 179 pediatric hospitals and, for the reputational assessment, a survey of 150 pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty. The 1,500 physicians were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.
The rankings are available now online at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available beginning in August.