Children’s Medical Center Dallas Is Once Again the Only North Texas Hospital Ranked in 10 out of 10 Pediatric Specialties by U.S. News & World Report

By:   | Monday, June 17, 2019

Children’s Health continues to be a leader in pediatric health care across the nation


DALLAS (June 18, 2019) – Children’s Health℠, the eighth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, proudly announces that Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the system’s flagship hospital, has once again been recognized among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 2019-2020. Children’s Medical Center Dallas is the only hospital in North Texas ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties in the annual “Best Children’s Hospitals” report, which is based on patient treatment outcomes.

“It is a distinct honor and privilege to once again be named among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation, ranked in all 10 specialties by U.S. News & World Report,” said Christopher J. Durovich, president and chief executive officer of Children’s Health. “For more than 100 years, Children’s Health has been dedicated to making life better for children by providing high-quality care through innovative technology, groundbreaking research and life-changing treatments. Today, we proudly celebrate this accomplishment with our team members and colleagues at UT Southwestern who helped us reach this significant achievement.”

The U.S. News & World Report rankings help patients better assess and decide where they choose to receive care. Children’s Health continues to garner national recognition as a system because of its world-renowned clinical programs, innovative technology and academic affiliation with UT Southwestern Medical Center — one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation.

“Our pediatric faculty as the primary physicians at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, along with the trainees who work with them, bring a shared commitment to excellence, innovation and compassion in the care delivered each day at Children’s Health for patients and their families,” said Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, president of UT Southwestern Medical Center. “It is gratifying to see the care provided to children recognized nationally by U.S. News & World Report.”

To create the pediatric rankings, U.S. News & World Report gathers key clinical data from nearly 200 medical centers through a detailed survey that looks at measures such as patient safety, infection prevention and adequacy of nurse staffing. In addition, part of each hospital’s score is derived from surveys of more than 11,000 pediatric specialists who are asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty. Children’s Medical Center Dallas’ overall rankings for 2019-2020 include:

  • Orthopedics: No. 2
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery: No. 10
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery: No. 12
  • Urology: No. 12
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery: No. 17
  • Neonatology: No. 17
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology: No. 18
  • Nephrology: No. 18
  • Cancer: No. 21
  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery: No. 32

“We are honored to be the region’s leader in pediatric care and believe this recognition from U.S. News & World Report is a testament to the dedication and care we provide to the nearly 300,000 children who visit our system every year,” said David Berry, president, system clinical and scientific operations at Children’s Health. “As the pediatric population in North Texas community continues to grow, we remain committed to the pursuit of excellence and advancement for our patient families.”

The full report on Best Children’s Hospitals can be viewed on U.S. News & World Report’s website here. For more information about Children’s Health and its specialties, visit

About Children’s Health℠

Children’s Health℠ is the eighth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, providing a full spectrum of health care services—from daily wellness and primary care to specialty visits and critical care. Holding eight disease-specific care certifications from The Joint Commission, Children’s Health has been consistently named one of the nation’s top pediatric providers by U.S. News & World Report. The Children’s Health system includes Children’s Medical Center Dallas, as well as Children’s Medical Center Plano, Our Children’s House inpatient rehabilitation hospital, multiple specialty centers, Children’s Health Pediatric Group, rehabilitation facilities, home health, physician services and the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern. For more information about Children’s Health, visit

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