In the recently released edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals," U.S. News & World Report again ranked St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine among the best in the nation in each of 10 specialties surveyed: cancer; cardiology/heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; neonatology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology.
Of the 183 pediatric hospitals surveyed across the country, St. Louis Children’s Hospital was the only one in the St. Louis area to rank in all 10 specialties, and one of only 21 in the nation. Hospital care was measured in three categories: resources (staffing, technology and speciality services); delivery of healthcare (infection prevention methods, best practices and overall reputation); and clinical outcomes (patient survival, infection rates and complications).
“At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, we strive to consistently provide the best care for children and adolescents in our region,” said Joan Magruder, hospital president. “These rankings confirm that we are accomplishing that goal. In the nine-year history of the Best Children’s Hospital List, we’re proud that St. Louis Children’s Hospital has ranked in every category, every year.”
St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine.
“We endeavor to provide patients not just the very best medicine has to offer, but we push the boundaries to seek the next opportunity, take advantage of the next innovation and find the next cure,” says Alan Schwartz, PhD, MD, head of the department of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine.