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

Children’s Medical Center Dallas is the Only North Texas Hospital Ranked in 10 out of 10 Pediatric Specialties by U.S. News & World Report By:   | Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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

Rankings reaffirm Children’s Health flagship as one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the nation

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DALLAS (June 21, 2016) — Children’s Health℠, the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, is proud to announce that Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the system’s flagship hospital, has been recognized among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-2017. Children’s Medical Center 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.

“As the only pediatric hospital in North Texas ranked in 10 out of 10 specialties, we are honored to receive this prestigious distinction from U.S. News & World Report,” said Christopher J. Durovich, president and chief executive officer of Children’s Health. “This recognition reflects our commitment to excellence in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children’s illness and injury. We thank our UT Southwestern pediatric specialists and our team members for delivering outstanding care to our patients and their families every day as we continue to make life better for children.”

The U.S. News & World Report rankings assist patients in better assessing and deciding where they choose to receive care. With world-renowned pediatric physicians, innovative technology and an academic affiliation with UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children’s Health continues to garner national recognition as a system. Being identified among the best hospitals in the country is a testament to that recognition as Children’s Medical Center continues to care for more than 200,000 unique patients per year.

“The faculty of UT Southwestern, working with our partners at Children’s Health, are committed to delivering the very best care possible to the children of this region and beyond while preparing the next generation of physicians and conducting impactful research to improve the health of children in the future. We are delighted to see the quality of their efforts receive this national recognition,” said Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, president of UT Southwestern Medical Center.

To create the pediatric rankings, U.S. News & World Report gathered key clinical data from approximately 180 pediatric centers through a detailed survey. In addition, part of each hospital's score is derived from surveys of more than 10,000 pediatric specialists who are asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty. Scores for each hospital also take into account past survey responses. Children’s Medical Center overall rankings for 2016-2017 include:

  • Orthopedics: No. 6
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery: No. 7
  • Nephrology: No. 11
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery: No. 12
  • Urology: No. 12
  • Cancer: No. 15
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery: No. 18
  • Pulmonology: No. 22
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology: No. 25
  • Neonatology: No. 34

The full report on Best Children’s Hospitals can be viewed on U.S. News’ website at usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings. For more information, visit childrens.com/excellence.


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 the flagship hospital Children’s Medical Center Dallas, as well as Children’s Medical Center Plano, eight specialty centers, 20 Children’s Health Pediatric Group primary care practices, nine Our Children’s House rehabilitation facilities, home health, physician services and the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern. For more information, please visit www.childrens.com.

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