Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ranked among best in US

Boston Children's is the No. 1 pediatric hospital for the 5th year straight

Boston Children's is the No. 1 pediatric hospital for the 5th year straight

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is ranked among the nation's top pediatric hospitals for 2018-19 in U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals list, released Tuesday. These are considered to "deliver exceptionally high-quality care across multiple specialties", according to the organization. The rankings will also be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2018 guidebook. The hospital and its family support programs are created to treat the most critically ill children with sophisticated, compassionate care that is both healing and welcoming. Though Children's was not ranked in the top 10 on the overall list, it had four specialties rank in the top 20.

The publication named Lurie 10th in the nation, down from its ranking of seventh previous year.

The NICU at Maynard Children's Hospital is the second largest specialized care unit of its kind in North Carolina with advanced equipment and medical specialists.

Another highly ranked hospital is just down the road in Ohio.

The 10 pediatric specialties are cancer, cardiology/heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.

Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News, said in a statement: "Having a child who is born with or develops a serious illness is one of the most difficult situations a parent can face".

"These rankings reflect both the outstanding care that UCLA provides to children with a wide range of conditions and UCLA's national standing in pediatric care", said Dr. Sherin Devaskar, physician-in-chief of UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and the Mattel Executive Endowed Chair of the department of pediatrics.

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