Children's ranked among top 10 pediatric hospitals

July 21, 2010

Only hospital in North Texas and one of only two in Texas to make prestigious list.

Children's Medical Center is one of only 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation named to the 2009 Honor Roll in this year's U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Children's Hospitals" survey.

Of the more than 215 hospitals that serve children, only an elite 10 are ranked in all 10 specialties, placing them on the coveted Honor Roll. The specific service lines surveyed include cancer, diabetes and endocrine disorders, digestive disorders, heart and heart surgery, kidney disorders, neonatal care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, respiratory disorders and urology.

Children's ranked second in orthopedics and tenth in urology.

"The objective of the Best Children's Hospitals rankings is to help children with uniquely challenging medical needs, and for these special patients, it is essential they seek treatment at pediatric facilities with deep expertise," said U.S.News & World Report health rankings editor Avery Comarow. "With this year's rankings, we're providing important information on the best of the best."

The 2009 edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals will be featured in the August issue of U.S.News & World Report, which will be available on news stands Tuesday, July 21. The list is currently available online.

"This recognition is a wonderful celebration of the dedication, commitment and compassion of our medical staff and faculty at UT Southwestern Medical School, our staff and our volunteers and supporters," said Christopher J. Durovich, president and chief executive officer of Children's. "We are honored by the sacred trust that patients and families place in us each day. We are always awed, humbled and proud of what we do, but we are especially proud today."

The methodology behind this year's rankings weighed a three-part blend of reputation, outcomes, and care-related measures such as nursing Magnet status, patient and family services, advanced technology, credentialing and other factors. Learn more about the detailed description of the methodology.