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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Ranked No. 1 on U.S.News & World Report Honor Roll

usnews-honor-rollThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia earned the No. 1 spot on the U.S.News & World Report Honor Roll of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals. It is the third consecutive year CHOP has topped the Honor Roll. 

Only 10 children’s centers in the nation earned a place on the 2013-14 U.S. News Honor Roll.  

In addition to the overall Honor Roll ranking, U.S. News evaluates children’s hospitals in 10 specialty areas. For 2013-14, CHOP ranked in the top 4 nationwide in all 10 specialties. Two CHOP programs earned No. 1 rankings: Pulmonology and Urology.

CHOP ranks in top 4 in all 10 specialties



Expert Care for Acute & Chronic Respiratory Issues
Multidisciplinary inpatient/outpatient services, with dedicated asthma, cystic fibrosis, lung transplant and sleep programs. Specialized programs for neonatal and pediatric airway disorders.

Full range of Pulmonary and Respiratory programs »



Complete Care for Congenital & Acquired Conditions
World leader in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, kidney stone treatment, reconstructive surgery, bladder and voiding problems. 2,500+ surgeries a year.

Our Urology expertise »


& Heart Surgery

World Leader in Heart Care From Womb to Adulthood
Highly experienced surgical team. Performs 850+ cardiothoracic surgeries and 1,200+ cardiac catheterizations a year. Specialized cardiac anesthesia. Experts in fetal diagnosis. On-site delivery unit.

The CHOP Cardiac Center »


Diabetes & Endocrinology

Expert Individualized Care in Pediatric Hormone Disorders
World leader in hyperinsulinism. Treats 2,000+ patients with diabetes. Unique research, expertise in bone disease, growth disorders and more.

Diabetes and Endocrinology care »



Skilled Teams for Pediatric GI & Liver Disorders
Leading Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center with 1,400+ patients. Expertise in liver disease/transplant, biliary atresia, GI motility disorders, celiac disease, eosinophilic disorders and more.

Gastroenterology services » 



3,000+ Surgeries a Year, Multidisciplinary Approach 
Leader in spine surgery, VEPTR surgery for thoracic insufficiency syndrome, limb-sparing surgery, hip-conserving surgery, sports medicine, hand disorders and more.

Our Orthopedic expertise »



Clinical Pioneers Advancing Care for the Toughest Cancers
Leader in Phase I clinical trials, proton radiation, bone marrow transplants, refractory cancers, surgery and more.

Explore the CHOP Cancer Center »


Nephrology / 
Kidney Diseases 

World-class Kidney Treatment 
Multidisciplinary team dedicated to the care of children with kidney failure. Specialized Stone Center. Expertise in dialysis and transplant.

Renal care experts »


Neurology & Neurosurgery 

Skilled Treatment of Brain & Spine Disease & Injury
A leader in surgery and comprehensive care for brain tumors, traumatic injury, pediatric stroke, epilepsy, neuromuscular disease and more.

Neurology and Neurosurgery services »



Leader in Newborn and Infant Care
Level 4 NI/ICU. Multidisciplinary expertise caring for children with birth defects, airway disorders, chronic lung disease, craniofacial disorders, issues related to prematurity and more.

Nationally known neonatologists »

Why the rankings matter to your family

Watch as CEO Steven M. Altschuler, MD, congratulates
hospital employees on CHOP's national recognition.

If your child is sick, the U.S. News'  Best Children’s Hospitals rankings can help you find a hospital best suited to help your child’s specific condition.

In addition to the Honor Roll rankings and specialty rankings, you can learn about the hospital’s reputation with physicians and certain clinical data about the hospital.

“We are humbled to be recognized again by U.S.News & World Report with a number one ranking among the nation’s children’s hospitals,” said Steven M. Altschuler, MD, chief executive officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “This recognition is a tribute to the exceptional work of our staff and their tireless dedication to our patients.”

What makes CHOP stand out?

CHOP earned high marks for its dedication and expertise across multiple specialties, the quality of its treatment, superior nurse-patient ratios, survival rates, ongoing research and other factors. The hospital was also recognized for its strong reputation with specialists.

“The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia deserves high praise,” said Avery Comarow, health rankings editor at U.S. News. “This ranking shows the dedication and expertise that CHOP brings to the care of children who need those qualities the most. We think it is important to identify and call attention to pediatric centers like this one.” 

As the nation’s first children’s hospital, CHOP has a history of innovation and excellence. The 535-bed facility in Philadelphia is home to world-renowned programs for cancer, cardiac care, orthopedics, fetal surgery and many others.

CHOP treats more than 1.2 million children a year through hospital admissions and outpatient visits. The CHOP Care Network serves patients at more than 50 locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

How the rankings are determined

To create the 2013-14 rankings, U.S. News asked the nation’s 179 children’s hospitals to provide specific clinical data. The magazine also surveyed 1,500 pediatric specialists across the country, asking where they would send the sickest children for various conditions.

Each hospital’s score was based on three areas:

The full rankings and methodology are available at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals. The rankings were published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, published in August 2013.

Date: September 2013 

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