HOUSTON, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital continues to earn national recognition as a leader in pediatric health care, ranking fourth among the nearly 200 pediatric centers surveyed by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017-18 edition of Best Children's Hospitals. Consistently identified as a national leader, Texas Children's is one of only 10 children's hospitals across the country to achieve the Honor Roll designation, and the only hospital in Texas – and the southern U.S. – awarded this distinction. Over the last decade, 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.
"We've dedicated six decades to conducting innovative research and providing the most advanced treatments possible to children in need of specialized care," says Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children's. "Our pioneering culture, coupled with our commitment to quality, service and safety, led us to become one of the nation's premier pediatric hospitals and unquestionably the best in Texas."
Each year, in addition to ranking pediatric hospitals overall, U.S. News also ranks the top 50 pediatric hospitals across 10 major subspecialties. This year, Texas Children's Heart Center ranks as the best cardiology and heart surgery service in the country. In addition, six subspecialties ranked in the top five.
With the incredible partnership of http://health.usnews.com/pediatricsacademic 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 Cardiology and heart surgery
- #2 Pulmonology
- #4 Cancer
- #4 Gastroenterology and GI surgery
- #4 Nephrology (kidney disorders)
- #4 Neurology and neurosurgery
- #6 Diabetes and endocrinology
- #6 Urology
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 2017-18 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 Tower 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, the first hospital devoted to children's care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children's Health Plan, the nation's first HMO for children; has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country, Texas Children's Pediatrics; Texas Children's Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; 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.
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SOURCE Texas Children's Hospital