HOUSTON, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital again ranks fourth among the approximately 180 pediatric centers surveyed by U.S. News & World Report in their 2016-17 edition of Best Children's Hospitals. Consistently ranked as a national leader, Texas Children's is one of only 11 children's hospitals to achieve the Honor Roll designation nationally, and the only hospital in Texas – and the southern U.S. – awarded this distinction. In the last 10 years, no other pediatric hospital in the state has ever achieved an overall ranking as high as Texas Children's. For more information, visit texaschildrens.org/usnews.
"These rankings continue to reflect the steadfast commitment Texas Children's has to providing the highest-quality patient care and outcomes possible for the families we serve," says Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children's. "The diligent efforts and enthusiasm our staff and employees display every day for Texas Children's mission, along with our outstanding results in this survey, proves we are unquestionably the best in Texas."
Each year, U.S. News not only ranks pediatric hospitals overall, but also ranks the top 50 pediatric hospitals across 10 major subspecialties. This year, Texas Children's ranks as the best pulmonology department in the country and has six subspecialties in the top five, three of which rank second nationally. Receiving high rankings in a minimum of three specialties qualifies Texas Children's for the 2016-17 Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to only 11 pediatric hospitals nationwide.
With the incredible partnership of http://health.usnews.com/pediatrics academic affiliate Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's continues to be a preeminent resource for health and hope to all children and their families, and earns the Honor Roll distinction by ranking as one of America's best in, among other subspecialties:
- #1 Pulmonology
- #2 Cancer
- #2 Cardiology and heart surgery
- #2 Neurology and neurosurgery
- #3 Nephrology (kidney disorders)
- #5 Urology
- #6 Gastroenterology and GI surgery
These rankings are the result of a methodology that weighs a combination of outcome and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing, outcomes, best practices, infection prevention, and reputation, among other factors.
The 2016-17 edition of Best Children's Hospitals is available online at usnews.com/childrenshospitals.
About Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children's hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children's has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women's health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation's first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that's channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children's Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.
Contact: Jenn Jacome
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