Eight UVa Children's Hospital specialties ranked among the nation's best

Henrietta Brewer
June 20, 2019

Cleveland Clinic Children's and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital are getting top marks by U.S. News & World Reports Best Children's Hospitals annual rankings.

UVa pediatric's chair, Dr. James Nataro, says they have now in the last two years doubled UVa's number among the 10 categories the publication ranks. "I am so thankful for our team's dedication to providing excellent care for our patients".

Special accolades continued to roll in when the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center was named the top pediatric cancer center in the country.


The Best Children's Hospitals methodology factors objective measures such as patient outcomes, including mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.

Boston's Children's Hospital has had an immeasurable impact on children and their families for years.

Valley Children's Healthcare had its second major celebration in a month with the announcement of its recognition as one of the top children's hospitals in the country. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (tie) 3.


The complete list of children's hospital rankings is available online and will be published in the Best Hospitals print guide.

Even though it ranked in all 10 specialties, its ranking in each of the specialties wasn't high enough to make it to the honor roll. Children's National Medical Center 7. "The rankings, coupled with guidance from pediatricians, help families make better-informed decisions about where to find high-quality, compassionate care for their children when they need it most". UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 9. Riley is ranked among the best programs for cancer (44), cardiology and heart surgery (21), diabetes and endocrinology (16), gastroenterology and GI surgery (16), nephrology (15), neurology and neurosurgery (24), pulmonology (17), orthopedics (40) and urology (3). They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on USA pediatric hospitals. For more information about the 2019-20 rankings, please visit theFAQ. Of the 16 medical specialties highlighted in the rankings, only 158 hospitals performed well enough to be ranked nationally.

Since the U.S. News rankings began in 2007, the facility's pediatric specialty departments have been consistently ranked among the nation's best.


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