CHOP Earns Most No. 1 Rankings in U.S.News & World Report Survey

June 5, 2012 — Ranking number one in 6 of 10 specialties, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has more No. 1 rankings than any other children’s hospital in the
nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital survey for 2012-13. CHOP ranked first in Cancer, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Urology; second in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Nephrology and Neurology and Neurosurgery, and fourth in Neonatology.

CHOP also tied for number one ranking overall in 2012-13

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has again tied for the number one ranking overall on U.S.News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals.

“No matter how many times we achieve the top ranking in this survey, it is always an exhilarating, inspiring and humbling experience — and a reminder of our responsibility to constantly improve healthcare for children,” said Steven M. Altschuler, MD, chief executive officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “I could not be prouder of our employees and the extraordinary care they provide to our patients every day. I am honored to work alongside them.”

About the U.S.News & World Report survey methodology

The U.S.News survey methodology combines clinical data points from 178 pediatric centers with a separate reputational score derived from a survey in which 1,500 pediatric specialists – 150 in each specialty – were asked to which hospital they would send the sickest children.

More information

The full rankings and methodology are available at The rankings will also be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, which will be available in August.


Joey McCool Ryan, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 267-426-6070 or