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The 2017-2018 Best Children’s Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, has released its yearly ranking of best children’s hospitals. The 11th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings are intended to help patients and their families find the best medical care for their needs. In addition, there are also rankings of top five hospitals in selected specialties including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

Ten hospitals earned a place on the Honor Roll – a distinction awarded to pediatric centers that deliver exceptionally high-quality care across multiple specialties.

 The 2017-18 Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll

1. Boston Children's Hospital
2. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
4. Texas Children's Hospital
5. Johns Hopkins Children's Center
6. Children's Hospital Los Angeles
7. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago 
7. Nationwide Children's Hospital
9. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
10. Children's National Medical Center

Top Five Children's Hospitals in Selected Specialties

Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery

1. Texas Children's Hospital
2. Boston Children's Hospital
3. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
3. University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
5. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Pediatric Orthopedics

1. Boston Children's Hospital
2. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3. Rady Children's Hospital
4. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 
5. Children's Medical Center Dallas-Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology

1. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 
2. Boston Children's Hospital 
3. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC 
4. Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital 
5. Children's Hospital Los Angeles

"The ranked pediatric centers in Best Children's Hospitals provide an extraordinarily high level of care and deserve to be recognized for their commitment," said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. "Children with life-threatening illnesses or rare conditions need the state-of-the-art services and expertise these hospitals deliver every day."

Photo: Reese the Superhero. Digital Image. Children’s Hospital Association. Web. 10 July 2017. <>

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