U.S. News & World Report recently ranked St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine among the best in the nation in each of the 10 specialties surveyed. Of the 183 pediatric hospitals surveyed nationwide, only 25 ranked in all 10 specialties.
The 10 pediatric specialties are cancer, cardiology/heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. St. Louis Children’s Hospital was the only hospital in St. Louis to rank in all 10 specialties.
“At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, we strive to be Guardians of Childhood, to protect a child’s right to have a healthy childhood,” said Joan Magruder, hospital president. “These rankings serve as a reminder of the importance of that mission, and remind us that we are accomplishing our goals.”
The rankings appear in the publication’s annual “Best Children’s Hospitals” edition. Surveyors measured hospitals in three categories: resources— which refer to staffing, technology and specialty services; delivery of healthcare – which includes infection prevention methods, best practices and overall reputation; and clinical outcomes, such as patient survival, infection rates and complications.
“We are constantly expanding on the delivery of exceptional cutting-edge care to all children in need,” says Gary Silverman, MD, PhD, head of the department of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. “The U.S. News survey results confirm that both institutions continue to foster a shared dedication to excellence in medical education, care and community outreach.”