CHOP Earns High Honors in U.S.News & World Report Rankings

June 3, 2010 — The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been ranked first, second or third in nine out of 10 specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Children’s Hospitals issue, 2010. The rankings are published online at and featured in the August issue of U.S. News & World Report, available at newsstands starting July 27.

CHOP ranked number one in Neonatal Care, Pulmonology, and Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders; second in Cancer, Urology, Heart and Heart Surgery, and Gastroenterology; third in Orthopedics and Neurology and Neurosurgery; and sixth in Kidney.

By ranking in the top 10 in all specialties, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia earns a place on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Children’s Hospital was the only pediatric hospital in the Tri-state area named to the Honor Roll.

The survey methodology weighed a blend of reputation, outcomes and care-related measures such as nursing care, infection prevention, patient volumes and other factors.

Each hospital received a “U.S. News Score” for each of the 10 specialties ranked. An overall ranking is no longer issued.

“While we are honored by this recognition, we understand there is still much more to do to improve the hospital experience for patients, families and employees,” said Steven M. Altschuler, MD, president and chief executive officer, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “This ranking is a reminder of our responsibility to lead the way in all facets of pediatric patient care, research and education.”


Joey McCool Ryan, Public Relations, 267-426-6070